Arsenal are currently in a run to sign Barcelona midfielder Malcom.
Arsenal are desperate to land a wide player in the January transfer window. Unai Emery was constantly pursuing a deal for Denis Suarez, Ever Banega, and Yannick Carrasco, but none of the deal materialized.
After plenty of rumours about the potential permanent deals, the Arsenal manager spoke to the press that the London outfit is looking to bring in players on a temporary deal, but not a permanent deal because of the lack of funds available to proceed in this window.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is finally back from injury, but they do not have a player with quality who could operate through the left wing. Mesut Ozil has the capability to play through that flank, but the Spaniard manager is not happy with the work rate and his contribution to the final third.
Alex Iwobi is another option available, but he does not walk into the starting eleven of the Gunners. Hence, they are trying to pursue a deal for Barcelona’s Malcom who has been warming the bench after his move from the French outfit Bordeaux in the summer window.
According to the English outlet Dailymail, it is understood that Unai Emery is keen on the Brazilian to bring him on loan after missing out on his teammate Denis Suarez who looks unlikely to be loaned out at this point of time.
Are Arsenal giving up on one Barca attacker… only to target his team-mate?? 😵
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— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 27, 2019
Arsenal have asked Barcelona to let them have Malcom on loan with an option to buy. Barca are demanding a fee of £50m which Arsenal would be willing to pay. [@reluctantnicko]
— Z (@ZR_7G1) January 26, 2019
The 21-year-old has hardly featured under Ernesto Valverde and could be looking for regular play time should a suitable offer arrive. Barcelona board still rate him but he could possibly be assessing his options in the summer transfer window.
After the acquisition of Kevin Prince Boateng from Sassuolo until the end of the season, it is more likely to see one of Denis Suarez or Malcom leave way should some club show genuine interest on the midfielder.
The report adds on that the Blaugrana would be opening to the ideas of selling him if any team places an offer of 50 million euros on the table. AC Milan are also interested in the Brazilian’ signature and Barcelona could do business with the Italian outfit.
Tottenham Hotspur were also exploring the possibility of luring him earlier this window. There is no doubt that a host of clubs will be circling him in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are in talks to sign winger Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, according to Sky in Italy. https://t.co/kDzNOJYmKM
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 27, 2019
There were several reports that from England that Arsenal are pushing for a deal for Inter Milan attacker Ivan Perisic. Unai Emery is desperate to complete a signing to not miss out on a top-four spot.