Arsenal want to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona this month, meanwhile, another player being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium is Manchester United’s Juan Mata.
According to reports, Arsenal signing of Suarez will see the Gunners change their plans involving Mata.
Should Barcelona sell Suarez to Arsenal, the Gunners will cool their interest in Mata. That, despite the two players operating in different areas on the pitch, the Mirror claim.
Meanwhile, La Liga expert Guillem Balague has claimed that Suarez only wants to move to Arsenal – despite having other offers on the table.
“Denis Suarez was out of Sevilla game and #FCB could take him out of squad if he doesn’t accept Sevilla or Betis offer (they pay €20m). He only wants #AFC but they not convinced of accepting clause to buy, so the player had decided to stay #armwrestling”.
Mata, meanwhile, has insisted he is happy at United despite links with Arsenal.
The forward recently said: “I’ve been in England for a while, but it’s true that at times you miss home, your family, your friends
“But I don’t know if I’ll return to Spain in the near future. I’m calm, I’m at the fantastic club that is Manchester United, one of the biggest in the world. We are focused on finishing the season as well as possible and reaching our goal of a place in the Champions League.
“We would like to have other objectives but that is the reality. A coach came in who is a club legend and has given us confidence. I am sure there will be difficult times between now and the end of the season but we will give our all.”