Reliable journalist Romano claims £142m star ‘has been offered’ to Arsenal

The Gunners appear to have been given the opportunity to secure the signing of one of Europe’s most highly-rated attacking midfielders.

Unai Emery saw his side finish last season in a desperate need of attacking midfield reinforcement, after another underwhelming campaign from star man, Mesut Ozil.

Even though the Arsenal boss has managed to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid on loan, there might still be room in the squad for another playmaker.

And according to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have been ‘offered’ the chance to sign Phillippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer.

The 27-year-old, who moved to the Camp Nou in a £142m deal last year, has reportedly been given the green light to join Arsenal but no decision has been made yet.

There might have been conflicting rumours about this Coutinho story but it has to be said that Romano is one of the most reliable journalists in the business.

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