Arsenal made a late offer to sign defender Junior Firpo from Barcelona on deadline day but failed to get a deal over the line.
That’s according to RAC 1 journalist Gerard Romero, who says the Gunners called their counterparts at the Nou Camp to suggest a deal.
Firpo was linked with a move away from Barcelona throughout January, having found himself out of favour under Ronald Koeman this season.
He had looked extremely likely to leave on loan to AC Milan but, despite the two sides getting close to an agreement, the Italians failed to convince the player to make the move.
It seems AC Milan were not the only ones keen, though, with Romero reporting that Arsenal called Barcelona on deadline day to ask about a loan move for the full-back.
He doesn’t provide the nature of that call, or the deal that Arsenal were proposing, just that they called and made an offer.
Mundo Deportivo also have a little information, picking up on Romero’s claim and stating that while there was no agreement for Firpo, the Spanish club would have been more than happy to let him go had they received a ‘convincing offer’.
It seems Arsenal’s effort did not meet that criteria then, but perhaps this is one to keep an eye on for the summer when Firpo will almost certainly be leaving Catalonia.