- Philippe Coutinho could join Arsenal on loan this season
- Barcelona want Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi in exchange for the Brazilian attacker
- Coutinho joined the Catalans from Liverpool in 2018 in a mega-deal
Barcelona are reportedly interested in Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi while Philippe Coutinho moves to the other side.
The Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who recently guided his side to the FA Cup final seems to have frozen the 21-year-old midfielder out of his team over his antics at Brighton.
He has not featured for the North Londoners since their 2-1 defeat at the Amex Stadium on June 20 - with Real Madrid and the Catalans monitoring his situation.
SunSport reports that Barca are desperate to offload the midfielder having failed to impress at Camp Nou since he joined them from Liverpool in 2018.
The publication further reports that Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano posted on social media that Arsenal have been offering Guendouzi to clubs with the player having no future at the Emirates.
Asked by a fan on what is the latest on Guendouzi, he tweeted: "Arsenal are offering him to many clubs to find a good swap deal. "Let’s see. Transfers market has just started."
French news outlet Foot Mercato claims Barcelona and the Gunners are already negotiating a swap deal for the two stars.
Arsenal technical director Edu is said to be an admirer of the former Liverpool forward having worked with him at the Brazilian national team.
Meanwhile, Guendouzi is undecided yet on where his future lies next season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have joined Paris-Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the race to sign Arsenal attacking midfielder Matteo Guendouzi who has been superb for the North Londoners.
Since former Arsenal coach Unai Emery took Matteo Guendouzi to the Emirates stadium, the Frenchman has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
But according to the latest report, the 21-year-old is said to have informed Arsenal chiefs that he wants to leave the Gunners this summer for a new challenge elsewhere.