Arsenal offered opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho for only £9million

Arsenal could reportedly seal the signing of attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for a fee of just £9million.

The 28-year-old Brazilian is not thought to have a future at the Nou Camp after struggling for form since his big-money move from Liverpool in 2018.

He spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich but the German giants are not thought to be interesting in making the deal permanent.

And according to The Independent Barcelona would be willing to let Coutinho go to the Emirates for £9m plus Matteo Guendouzi going the other way.

Guendouzi has not appeared under Mikel Arteta since losing his cool in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton in June, and it is believed the Spanish manager wants him out of the club.

Barcelona are known to be interested in the player, and believe the Frenchman could resurrect his career in Catalonia.

The deal, therefore, could be one which suits all parties, although much may depend on whether Arsenal win Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea and thus qualify for the Europa League.

Tottenham are also said to be interested in Coutinho, but it is not clear whether Daniel Levy would sanction a move, with the Spurs chairman known to be keener on signing younger players.

It would be intriguing to see if Coutinho could get back on track in the Premier League following his torrid time in Spain.

His form for Liverpool was spectacular, with the player scoring 54 goals in 201 appearances in all competitions and becoming one of the best players in his position in the league.

A fresh start at Arsenal could give him the opportunity to recapture his best form, and would certainly be a strong statement of intent from the club ahead of next season.

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