Report: Arsenal step up in take Philippe Coutinho on loan deal with worth over £27m

Arsenal are reportedly weighed up a loan deal for Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho which could be worth around £27million.

According to Spanish publication Sport, claim Barcelona are aware that club won’t be willing to pay a significant transfer fee and are looking at loaning Coutinho out again following his spell at Bayern Munich this season.

The reports explains in details that any club interested in signing the Brazilian playmaker would have to pay £18.9million for the loan and £9.1million to cover the 28-year-old’s wages.

The reports added that the north London outfit are gaining more strength every day with regard to a deal for Coutinho, with his agent Kia Joorabchian has connections at Arsenal.

The Iranian-born, who represent both David Luiz and Cedric Soares, who just signed a new deal with north London side, has very close relationship with head of football Raul Sanllehi and Technical director Edu.

Kia Joorabchian has previously stated Coutinho want to is ‘definitely’ interested in a return to the Premier League at some point.

‘We’re still waiting until the season finishes before we start talking about anything in terms of transfers,’ he told talkSPORT.

‘I’ve always said that he loves to play in the Premier League.

‘He enjoyed his time very much and if the opportunity arises to come back to the Premier League, whether it be this year or in the future, he’s definitely looking at that.’

Coutinho, meanwhile, understands that he may have to take a pay cut to facilitate a transfer, but he is seeking to avoid such a situation if possible.

Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in signing the Brazilian star, who won the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Bayern this season.

The 28-year-old scored nine goals and provided eight assists for Bayern in 34 appearances across all competitions this term.

Meanwhile, Kia Joorabchian still pushing the deal of Willian and Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes to Emirates this summer.

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