Earlier on Tuesday, we carried a report from Sport stating that Barcelona ‘like’ Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhães.
It was also explained the Gunners have ‘little money’ to do summer business. Therefore, they have ‘set their sights’ on the La Liga side to carry out swap deals or work out loan signings.
Another report from Sport states that Xavi Hernández likes the Brazilian and the manager would welcome the defender’s signing for the Blaugrana.
Mikel Arteta’s side and the Spanish giants have held talks in recent weeks and Gabriel’s name was brought up during that discussion, along with a few other Barca players who cut fit into what the Premier League side are looking for.
‘The one that Arsenal like the most’ is Memphis Depay, as the versatile forward has lost prominence after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Adama Traoré’s arrived at the Camp Nou in January.
Sport state the Netherlands international is one of the Barca players who could leave in the summer.
He has the experience of playing in the Premier League from his time at Manchester United and that could help the north London club, who are keen to sign the Dutchman.
Arsenal and Barcelona have held talks, but it may be too early to suggest whether they will carry out an exchange deal involving Gabriel and the Dutchman in the summer.