Report: Arsenal made move for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha

Arsenal are reportedly plotting a summer move for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha as Mikel Arteta keens to strengthen his midfield option ahead of next season.

The Brazilian star is currently on loan at fellow Spanish side Celta Vigo and could be available on the market for around £13million.

And Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo believe that the Gunners are one of three European teams looking to prize him away from the Nou Camp this summer.

The reports explains in details that the Catalan giants are looking to offload several of their stars this summer due to financial strains caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mundo Deportivo furthermore claims that Arsenal stand in good stead to make a deal with Barcelona for Rafinha due to good contacts between the Catalan club and the Arsenal board.

The Gunners have former Barcelona director Raul Sanllehi as their Head of Football Operations which increases the chances of successful negotiations between the two parties.

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