Claim player could join Gunners this summer

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Over the past few weeks, there has been repeat claims of Arsenal interest in Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.

On August 8th, Sport stressed the Brazilian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is a ‘key figure’ in helping the Gunners sign his client.

The La Liga side will take on Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the Champions League on Friday.

Another report from Sport explains the attacking midfielder, who is on loan at the German side, could be an ‘enemy’ for Barca in the European tie later this week.

The Catalan side haven’t been able to prevent the 28-year-old from featuring against his parent club.

The newspaper once again relays the South American’s ‘future is still uncertain’ because Bayern have decided against keeping him after this season. He also doesn’t have a place at the Camp Nou next term.

It’s claimed Mikel Arteta’s side, as of today, seem the ‘only possible solution for a two-way problem’

The Blaugrana want to send him elsewhere to lower their wage bill, and Coutinho also ‘doesn’t want to return’ to Barcelona. This is the ‘two-way problem’.

To solve this, Sport claim a loan move to Arsenal could be a solution for the ‘Coutinho case’.

In any case, a deal is unlikely to take shape before Bayern finish their European campaign.

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