Gunners and Chelsea look to have been handed a huge transfer boost regarding Philippe Coutinho. The 28-year-old attacker has struggled since leaving Liverpool for Blaugrana in winter 2018 and has been linked several times with a come back to the PL.
Gunners are open to signing Philippe, but only if the terms are correct, with Arsenal thought to be concerned about his asking price and wages, while preferring to take him on loan if possible.
Chelsea have also been strongly linked with Coutinho despite also signing Hakim Ziyech and targeting Kai Havertz this summer, and it may be that the playmaker is now available for a more reasonable price.
Reports in Spain claim the Catalan giants have slashed their asking price for Brazil international to nearly £63m, which is roughly half what they paid Liverpool for him in 2018.
That might still look a risky amount to pay for a footballer so badly out of form, but there’s no doubt that on his day the Brazilian playmaker is a world-class talent.
If the 28-year-old attacker can get back to his best, he’d be a bargain for that price, and Gunners and Chelsea would surely hugely benefit.
Arsenal manager needs a replacement for the struggling Mesut Ozil, who was left out of the matchday squad to take on Sheffield United yesterday.