Emery and Sanllehi working on deal to sign Another unwanted Barca star – Not Denis Suarez

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Arsenal are planning a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

The 25-year-old has impressed during his season-long loan at Everton this term and Marco Silva is keen on signing the midfielder permanently.

Earlier this month, Tottenham were also linked with a move as Barcelona are open to selling Gomes for €30 million (£26m).

But according to ESPN, Arsenal are considering putting a deal together after keeping tabs on Gomes’ performances in the Premier League this season.

The report also claims that Unai Emery is a huge admirer of Gomes and wanted to sign the Portugal international last summer.

Arsenal’s director of football operations Raul Sanllehi, who played a key role in signing Gomes for Barcelona in 2016, is also a big fan of the midfielder.

Speaking last month, Everton boss Silva admitted that he wants Gomes and Kurt Zouma, who is on loan from Chelsea, to remain at Goodison Park.

‘We are happy with them, that is true, and it is up to us to do what we shall do to try and keep them,’ said Silva.

‘It is not just in our hands, the players and their clubs have to decide together. ‘At the right moment we will do something.’

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