Arsenal are one of four Premier League clubs to have enquired about Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in the English media.
The Brazilian is said to be keen on returning to the UK two years after leaving Liverpool, and it seems that the Gunners, along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, would all be interested in snapping him up.
Supporters on Twitter would love to see Coutinho at the Emirates, although they are aware it may not be a realistic prospect:
Yess perfect ozil replacement
— 🔴🔴THE INVINCIBLES🔴🔴 (@Awwalgimba) March 23, 2020
Yes he would be the best player in our team .
— Josh (@afchld) March 23, 2020
— Hatibu🌠 (@hatibukiyega) March 23, 2020
— Kctheoo (@Kctheoo1) March 23, 2020
In a heartbeat
— Princè (@RadhaKanthaa) March 23, 2020
A must and a replacement for Ozil
— Edgar Shani (@Edgars4real) March 23, 2020
Everyday, but too expensive
— 🅾️ffice (@EshanieOffice) March 23, 2020
100% but would he ? Would arsenal ?
— Mister K (@KaptiveOfficial) March 23, 2020
I mean yh but would he want to sign wit us is the question
— H🦎 (@humaid11a) March 23, 2020
The arsenal i know can't afford to buy him so it's a matter of wasting our times
— @Abdy1 kagame (@Abdy1Kagame) March 23, 2020
Barca are said to be looking to sell the 27-year-old, although they may have to consider loaning him out again if they can’t find a club willing to match their asking price.
That does present an opening for Arsenal, albeit a small one. Coutinho is currently playing at Bayern Munich but it is believed the German club will not be turning their loan into a permanent deal.