The Brazilian international has been linked with a move to north London on numerous occasions, but a deal has never materialized for various reasons.
Despite signing Coutinho for an eye-watering £142 million in January 2018, it’s long been assumed that the Catalan giants are desperate to get rid of him – the attacker having already spent a year on loan at Bayern Munich – and there’s been plenty of evidence in recent weeks to suggest that a deal isn’t out of reach for the Gunners.
With that in mind, football.london brings you the most recent news on Sanches and his possible move to Arsenal.
Coutinho is one of the players Barcelona is attempting to get rid of in January, according to Sport.
After agreeing to sign Manchester City’s Ferran Torres, the 29-year-old must leave to assist Barcelona balance the budget.
Negotiations are still in the early stages, and while the La Liga club would like a permanent transfer, it is possible that the deal will be a loan.
Arsenal are considering bringing Coutinho to the Emirates Stadium for the remainder of the season on a spectacular loan deal.
According to Sport, which is cited by Four Four Two, the Brazilian might return to the Premier League in early 2022.
Aubameyang swap deal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a January move away from Arsenal after being stripped of his captaincy earlier this month, and Barcelona is one of his suspected destinations.
Arsenal, according to Mundo Deportivo, has proposed a swap deal that kills two birds with one stone.
If a deal could be reached, Aubameyang would move to Spain and Coutinho would return to England.