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REVEALED: Arsenal chiefs Edu, Sanllehi working on Coutinho deal with Barcelona

Arsenal are intensifying their push for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho, currently on-loan with Bayern Munich, has been made available by Barca ahead of the summer market and is fielding interest from Chelsea and Newcastle United.

Le 10 Sport says Arsenal are also in contact - indeed, they've made it clear to Barca they want to do business over the Brazil international.

Gunners chiefs Edu and Raul Sanllehi are "hard at work" trying to strike a deal with the Catalans for Coutinho.

It's been suggested another loan deal could be in the offing - if Arsenal are prepared to agree to an obligatory permanent option being included.

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