Barcelona playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, is set to join English Premier League side, Arsenal, on loan this summer.
According to Spanish newspaper, Sport, the Gunners are edging closer after the La Liga champions failed to secure a club that will sign the midfielder permanently.
Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has been working on securing a move to the Emirate for his client.
Joorabchian has a close relationship with members of the Arsenal hierarchy, including Raul Sanllehi, the head of football who is leading negotiations for a deal to sign Coutinho this summer transfer window.
Coutinho’s agent has helped the North London side secure the signature of David Luiz and Cedric Soares, while also looking to get another one of his clients, Willian, over the line from Chelsea.
Coutinho has drawn the interest of Arsenal in the past and the club manager, Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the midfielder.