Another European giants are also chasing the player
Unai Emery is appointed as the new Arsenal manager after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. He has been charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.
The Spaniard has already completed 5 summer signings, reinforcing the weak areas which needed strengthening ahead of the upcoming season.
Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.
Former PSG boss has almost finalized his midfield for the upcoming season. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka have already signed new long term contract extensions and has also urged the club to offer a contract extension to Aaron Ramsey.
Gunners are still being linked with host of players and one of them is Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. But another European giants are also interested in him.
The Portugal International joined the Spanish side from Valencia in a deal that could reach £48 million in 2016. He was tipped to emulate Xavi having blossomed in the La Liga in the previous campaigns.
But the 24 year old has endured a nightmare two year spell at the Camp Nou on an individual level, despite the Catalan giants’ cruising towards a La Liga title and reaching the latter stages of the Champions League yet again.
He was expected to be sold last summer but stayed as the La Liga giants couldn’t reach an agreement with Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho. Ernesto Valverde is now expected to cut him loose and he is also keen for an exit as he is frustrated with lack of first team football.
Andre Gomes is nearing an exit from the Spanish champions with Arsenal and Juventus possible destinations, reports Sport. He will not travel with the squad to North America, but the clubs need to agree on a fee for his sale.