The forward has not settled at Barcelona following his blockbuster £142m transfer from Liverpool in January 2018.
The forward has not settled at Barcelona following his blockbuster £142million transfer from Liverpool in January 2018.
Coutinho could be part of the deal
French publication L’Equipe has reported that the Gunners are offering him a return to the Premier League in a loan deal.
The Catalan club have also signed Antoine Griezmann this summer and are thought to be considering an approach for Neymar, further pushing Coutinho down the pecking order.
The LaLiga champions are believed to be willing to let him go this summer with Liverpool and Manchester United previously linked to him.
Reports from Spanish publication
Sport at the weekend claimed the Gunners are planning to enter talks with Barca to offer Coutinho a way back to the Premier League.
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Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi was due to lead negotiations and signing the Brazil international would potentially be another coup for the club.
If they can agree a deal for the Brazil international it would be another coup for the club during this transfer window.
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They completed the club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe last week and also brought Dani Ceballos on loan.
The Gunners also bought William Saliba from Saint-Etienne but he has returned to the Ligue 1 side on loan.