Philippe Coutinho is ready to join Arsenal on a free transfer. Sport reports he has struggled in Barcelona ever since he left Liverpool.
Afterwards, he joined former England teammate Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa on a season-long loan in January.
Villa may decide to make the deal permanent by paying Barcelona £33.57 million for the Brazilian based on his performances in the Premier League so far.
It is believed, however, that Arsenal is preparing a bid.
With a 1-0 victory over Villa on Saturday, Arsenal’s chances of signing him went up. The win pushes Arsenal closer to winning for the Champions League next season.
The South American is being evaluated by Mikel Arteta as a possibility for visiting.