Yannick Carrasco, Denis Suarez and Gabriel Brazao

Posted January 10, 2019

West Ham understood there was an asking fee of £20m from Barca's side, and have offered to hijack Arsenal's move by paying the fee up front.

The Gunners are favourites to land the Spanish midfielder this month.

The two clubs will now need to negotiate a deal, although the Catalan giants would prefer a permanent move or loan deal with an obligation to buy.

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has now offered his insight in to the situation and confirmed that Suarez wants to join Arsenal this month but says the clubs are still haggling over the structure of the deal.

After this statement, it was nearly certain that Petr Cech will not have a place in Arsenal's squad next season but now the shot-stopper has revealed that he very much wants to stay beyond the summer transfer window.

Arsenal could replicate Everton's success with Gomes if they bring in Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.

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Another winger that Arsenal appear to have an eye on is Carrasco, with the 25-year-old Belgium global keen to move back to Europe after spending the last year at Dalian Yifang in China.

A move to Arsenal would see Suarez reunited with former boss Unai Emery, who the Spaniard played under while on loan to Sevilla during the 2014/15 season. And then when he had his injuries, he recovered his position on the bench.

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