Chelsea set to miss out signing of Brazilian midfielder directly involved in 17-goals

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The agent of Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly keen for his client to snub interest from Chelsea and sign for Arsenal.

Coutinho is currently on loan at German champions Bayern Munich, however, the former Liverpool star is due to return to Camp Nou on July 1.

The Catalan club are allegedly keen to move the Brazil international playmaker on once again before the start of next campaign, and a host of teams, including Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea, have been credited with strong interest.

However, according to The Mirror, Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian keen on to see his client wearing Arsenal jersey.

The 28-year-old playmaker has largely struggled to make his mark with the Catalan giants since joining them from Liverpool back in January 2018.

The Brazilian midfielder has been in relatively strong form for Bayern Munich during the current season, though, founding back of the net nine times and providing eight assists in 32 games in all competitions.

Barcelona another midfielder Arthur has been on the verge to depart from Nou Camp as the reports from Italy claim that Juventus agreed to pay £80m for the Brazilian playmaker.

Arthur’s possible transfer to Juve could help Coutinho to compete for starting role at Barcelona next season if he fails to agree and join another top team this summer.