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Arsenal handed massive transfer boost in chase of Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal handed massive transfer boost in chase of Philippe Coutinho

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Arsenal have reportedly been handed a major boost in their chase of signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

The former Liverpool ace was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium last summer as Mikel Arteta looked to strengthen his attacking-midfield options.

And despite Barcelona landing Coutinho for a whopping £142million fee, he could be sold this summer at a much cheaper rate.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona must pay Liverpool another £20million if he reaches 100 appearances for the club. The Brazilian has currently featured 90 times for the La Liga giants, meaning he is just ten games away from that clause within the deal being triggered.

And the Blaugranas may instead look to sell him this summer to stop Coutinho from reaching the 100 appearances that would trigger that particular clause.

If Barcelona do so, it could alert Arsenal once again as they are likely to remain on the hunt for a central-attacking midfielder, especially if Martin Odegaard does not return on loan from Real Madrid or sign on a permanent deal.


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