Barcelona Desperately Wants Deal Done For Arsenal Key Star In January

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Barcelona reportedly weighs up an offer for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil (€37.5m), as they seek an alternative option to Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The La Liga side fell short with three offers for Coutinho during the summer window and fear missing out on the South American again at the end of the season.

The Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo claims that Ernesto Valverde may now be forced to look elsewhere, with Ozil already of rivals Real Madrid – seen as a viable option considering to his Arsenal deal situation.

Barca can lure the 29-year-old away from North London on the economy as his current terms end in seven months’ time, and the North Londoners are believed to favour offloading to a foreign side while they have an opportunity.

Valverde is also said to be keen to sell one of Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal or Denis Suarez when the transfer window opens, meanwhile, each of whom may draw the interest of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder drawing interest from La Liga giants Barcelona, reports say.

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