Miralem Pjanić wants to leave Barcelona after finding it hard to have regular minutes last season.
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are already named as suitors and in the ‘last few hours, Arsenal have joined the bid’ for the midfielder, according to Sport.
The La Liga side will soon start preseason preparations and the 31-year-old does not want to return to the Catalan club for preseason.
Due to the former Juventus man’s desire to leave the Camp Nou, he’s in regular contact with his entourage and the Blaugrana. The Bosnian is hopeful of finding a solution this week, and his agent is ‘working against the clock’ to help him seek a new destination.
‘Everything indicates’ Pjanić will go out on loan and the Gunners are one of the interested parties ‘already negotiating’ for his signing.
The player’s first preference is to join Juve, but they need to get rid of some midfielders that are no longer preferred by Massimiliano Allegri.
Among them is Mikel Arteta’s side and they would be in a position to take care of Pjanić’s wages, ‘as long as the loan is free’.
Barca are ready to accept any formula to cut ties with Pjanić so that it can help them lower their salary budget for next season.