Arsenal could miss out on Barcelona player offered to Serie A club

Arsenal is facing competition for SS Lazio for Philippe Coutinho as his Barcelona future hangs in the balance.

The Brazilian is one of Mikel Arteta’s targets to strengthen his attacking midfield in this transfer window.

Barca is currently in a financial crisis and they need to lower their wage bill by offloading some of their big salary earners.

He is their record signing and earns more than several other players at the club.

The Brazilian’s time in Spain has been uneventful, with injury setbacks hampering his performances for them.

However, he enjoyed his best spell as a footballer in England when he played for Liverpool and he could recapture that form by returning to the competition with Arsenal.

But the Gunners are not alone in looking to sign him and Lazio could even beat them to his signature.

Corriere dello Sport via Transfer Market Web claims Barcelona has offered the attacking midfielder to the Italians.

The report claims that Maurizio Sarri might be interested in his profile and the Brazilian also wants to play under the former Chelsea boss.

If the former Inter Milan man decides against a return to the Premier League, Lazio might win the race for his signature.

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8 Comments

  1. guy says:

    OT Odegaard is looking odds on again, suddenly.

  2. Wes says:

    Id take Odegaard all day over Coutihno the guy has a huge salary and cant go a week without being taken to the doctors

    1. Adajim says:

      For £34m that is a very good business and we should hopefully get Abraham who is better than what we got all round.
      Am slightly happy Auba is out of tonight match it’s an opportunity for our young guns to show themselves and for us to get a balanced team

      1. guy says:

        Hi Ada, yes me too about Auba – sad about Nketiah if he’s still injured. Never a fan but I thought he was superb in pre-season, perhaps the best I’ve seen him in the first team. I really don’t want Coutinho. Abraham? Don’t rate him as a finisher but I’ve always thought he’s one step away from being a top class player, as all the attributes are there.

        1. Adajim says:

          Agree totally.
          I am been harsh here about Nketia I feel he has gotten enough opportunities and though he has potential, he probably might not succeed at arsenal I feel same way I feel for Willock and I hope he move out to mid table team with less pressure and prove himself.
          I feel Abraham will grow into a good striker

  3. Crowther says:

    What will orde bring this time round that is soo special?.Are these the signings they were promising, arteta just wants to see AFC play the way he used to do it.He makes me think that he brain sometimes freezes

    1. guy says:

      He came for 3-4 months to a new league, playing in a really poor team, and got injured. I was unimpressed too but he had two superb games. If he can have two, he can have two hundred, right? That’s the hope at least…!

  4. Ozziegunner says:

    Coutinho availability, rinse and repeat as “column filler.”

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