£20m bid accepted: Arsenal sign new Isco

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Spanish champions Barcelona are prepared to sanction Denis Suarez’s loan move to Arsenal this month, provided they are able to receive the assurance that the Gunners will recruit him on a permanent basis in the summer.

The Spain international is said to have made his mind up to join the Gunners this month but the deal has been holding up with the north London side yet to find the breakthrough in terms of the negotiations.

Speaking on The Transfer Talk Podcast h/t The Star, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has now revealed that the Gunners are keen on landing the former Villareal man on a temporary basis, although the Blaugrana are said to want the guarantee of a buy option.

It is added that the midfielder is keen on a reunion with Unai Emery at the Emirates but it remains to be seen whether the club are prepared to match the Blaugrana’s demands for an obligatory £20m buy clause for the summer.

Suarez possesses the versatility to feature in both the central midfield and wider attacking positions and he could be earmarked as a like-for-like replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is expected to leave the club when his contract concludes in the summer.

As such, Emery appears keen on signing his compatriot in advance to get him acclimatised to Premier League football and the next few days should give a clear indication whether a breakthrough will be found.

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