Arsenal consider Philippe Coutinho hijack plan with summer transfer windfall likely

A look at the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men continue to close in on a top four finish.
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Arsenal are rapidly closing in on a top four finish in the Premier League.

The Gunners passed a big test over the weekend as they saw off Leicester City with a 2-0 home win thanks to goals from Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette.

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As a result, Arsenal remain a point ahead of Manchester United and with three games in hand still to play.

The Gunners haven’t sealed the deal by any means yet, but they are closing in on Champions League football, and as they get closer, the transfer rumours are only getting louder.

Here is the latest chatter as it relates to Arsenal.

Coutinho hijack plan

The Gunners are being tipped to attempt to hijack Aston Villa’s bid to land Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal.

Coutinho has impressed during his loan spell at Villa Park, and Villa do have a £34million option to buy already agreed with Barcelona.

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But according to Sport, Arteta sees Coutinho as a solid option as he looks to upgrade his squad, and that could see Arsenal make a move to hijack the potential deal.

Torreira windfall

Arsenal could be set for a transfer windfall this summer, with Lucas Torreira being tipped to be snapped up on a permanent deal.

Torreira has impressed this season with Fiorentina, and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says talks are ongoing to make the deal permanent.

There is said to be a £15million option to buy in the loan deal, and Arsenal are reportedly open to allowing him to leave this summer.

Tierney interest

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Kieran Tierney continues to attract interest ahead of the summer.

The full-back has been linked with a shock move to Real Madrid ahead of the summer, but 90min are now saying Leicester City are keen, with Brendan Rodgers hoping for a reunion with the pair working together at Celtic.

Though, if Arsenal secure Champions League football, and with Tierney featuring regularly, it seems unlikely the Scot would be tempted.