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Mikel Arteta dreams of signing Philippe Coutinho for Arsenal - report

So here’s a fun rumor...

Philippe Coutinho Rehab Training Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Arsenal have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Philippe Coutinho with manager Mikel Arteta reportedly “dreaming” of landing the Brazilian.

French daily Le 10 Sport have come up with this dubious ‘exclusive’ and have got all excited about the possibility of the Barcelona flop heading back to the Premier League.

They report Barcelona want to sell to raise funds which has led Arsenal to begin talks with Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian.

Of course it’s not as simple as all that. The report reckons the Gunners may find it difficult to afford such a deal even though Arteta is, apparently, dreaming of Coutinho.

The 27-year-old has found it tough going at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but he shone in England with Liverpool and is still fondly remembered by Premier League clubs it seems.

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