Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has reportedly told the Camp Nou chiefs that he wants to leave for Arsenal move.
Suarez has been strongly linked with a move away from La Liga champions as the Spanish midfielder a regular first team place.
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Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus.
And Unai Emery is seriously looking for the Welshman replacement, with Suarez could be the good option for him, having been his player during his time at Sevilla.
And according to Football London, the Gunners are close to signing the 25-year-old, who reportedly admitted that they are his next club.
On the other hand, Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Arsenal are closing in on the Spain international.
–#AFC first offer (loan with an option to buy for €25m) was rejected
–#FCB want to sell for €20m, or loan the player and include a mandatory purchase clause at €20m
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“Suarez fits the criteria that Emery was looking for, playing a position on the left or right wing,” Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“Our colleagues at Sky in Italy say a deal is close.”
“Now Emery does know Suarez very well, he managed him while on loan at Sevilla when Emery was in charge. That was in the 2014-15 season.”
“Perhaps significantly, there was a picture of Ivan Rakitic and Denis Suarez on their way to the Getafe game over the weekend, so Suarez did travel to the match on Sunday but he did not make the 18-man squad.”
“Reports suggest that Barcelona do not want to let Suarez go, but he only has 18 months left on his contract.”
“It’s such a dangerous time if you’re a player and if you’re a club managing that player.”
“There’s no offer of a new one as it stands, so this window is the time to maximise his transfer fee. It looks like this one could be a goer.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed that Denis Suarez still has a future at Camp Nou.
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“Denis is in a different position to Munir, because Denis can play for us in any match and he is always available,” Valverde said.
“The reality is he was with our squad when we went to Getafe on Sunday and he is always competing to be in the squad, so yes he does have a future.”
“This is a period of the season when fixtures come thick and fast and we will need to make rotations, I am aware of this and so are the players.”
“Every game now we believe there will be a few changes, between league fixtures and those in the Copa all players available have a chance.”