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Arsenal are interested in signing Andre Gomes from Barcelona this summer, according to reports.
Gomes, the Portugal midfielder, has failed to establish himself at Camp Nou in the two years since he left Valencia for Catalonia. Though he has made 78 appearances in all competitions, the 24-year-old’s performances have hardly suggested he is good enough for a club of Barcelona’s standing.
And now, according to the Independent, Arsenal have entered the race for the 24-year-old, with manager Unai Emery keen on bringing Gomes to the Emirates this summer.
It is stated Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, ‘sees qualities in Gomes that would fit how he wants to play.
Furthermore, Emery is willing to sanction the sale of some of Arsenal’s current players to get a deal for Gomes over the line.
Arsenal have already completed three signings this summer, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner, the full-back, from Juventus, goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the centre-half, from Borussia Dortmund.
A deal for Lucas Torreira, the Sampdoria midfielder, is reportedly set to be completed after the World Cup.