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Arsenal favourites to land Brazilian playmaker

Arsenal favourites to land Brazilian playmaker

Coutinho to join Arsenal?

Arsenal are reportedly favourites to land the signature of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during this summer's transfer window.

The Brazil international is currently on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich, but he is expected to return to the Camp Nou at the end of the campaign.

He is said to favour a return to the Premier League and RAC1 claims that the Gunners are in the driving seat to sign him on a temporary basis.

It is added that the Blaugrana would demand a fee of £10m, but they are prepared to pay 50 percent of the player's £210,000-a-week wages.

Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian has a close association with the Gunners' hierarchy and he has talked up a Premier League return for the attacker.

Aside from Coutinho, Joorabchian also represents Willian. The experienced forward has been tipped to sign for the Gunners on a free transfer in early August.

Willian's current deal with Chelsea expires shortly after the FA Cup final.