Serie A expert David Amoyal has revealed that Arsenal could sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez in this January transfer window.
Suarez is said to be keen on playing under Unai Emery but Barcelona are not willing to let the midfielder move away from Nou Camp.
📰 [Sport] BREAKING | Dennis Suarez reached an agreement with Arsenal pic.twitter.com/MRriXG60I6
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) January 8, 2019
The 25-year-old midfielder has just 18 months left on his current deal with La Liga champions.
And Amoyal has revealed that the Premier League side will finally secure his signature this month for a fee of around £20m.
“With Suarez’s contract expiring in 2020, Barcelona are interested in cashing in on the 24-year-old midfielder,” Amoyal told ESPN.
“Arsenal are looking to find someone to help replace Aaron Ramsey, and Suarez has ties to Gunners coach Unai Emery dating to their time together at Sevilla in 2014.”
“The deal could be completed for around £20m during the January window.”
According to reports, the Gunners are also in contact with former Atletico Madrid midfielder Yannick Carrasco and Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.
Lille have rejected Arsenal’s advances for winger Nicolas Pépé.
— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) January 9, 2019
“With Danny Welbeck out for most of the season, the Gunners are eyeing the transfer market for a winger,” Amoyal added.
“One of the names on Unai Emery’s radar is that of Pepe, a 23-year-old Ivorian currently at Lille.”
“The winger is enjoying a sensational season in Ligue 1, with 12 goals in 19 games, pushing his price tag up to €80m, a sum very distant from the Gunners’ reported offer of £45m.”
“However, the English club has time to try to mitigate Lille’s demands, as both Pepe and the club insisted that the player will remain in France until the end of the season.”
Pepe, who joined Lille in the summer of 2017, is still under contract until 2022 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.