Barcelona ‘hand’ Arsenal double transfer blow as £13m Brazilian target emerges

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men prepare to take on Liverpool in the Premier League.

Arsenal are gearing up for one of their biggest tests yet in their bid to land a top four spot.

Mikel Arteta’s men have got themselves into a commanding position in the race for fourth place, currently a point ahead of Manchester United and with three games in hand.

Though, the games in hand are far from easy, and the first of them is a tricky clash with title hopefuls Liverpool on Wednesday night.

But as Arteta and his men prepare for the clash, transfer rumours continue to do the rounds ahead of the summer, and here we round up the latest Gunners-related chatter:

Danilo option

Arsenal are said to be interested in a move for Brazilian star Danilo.

The Palmeiras ace is being tipped to make a move to Europe this summer, impressing in his home country at the age of 20 and already racking up 49 league appearances.

According to CalcioMercato, Arsenal are now one of the clubs tracking Danilo, weighing up a potential move amid an estimated price tag of around £13million.

Neves blow

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Wolves star Ruben Neves ahead of this summer, but there could be a problem.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are now eyeing the Portuguese star, with managaer Xavi Hernandez said to be keen on the midfielder.

Arsenal are certainly becoming a more attractive prospect, but they would still likely struggle to compete with Barca when it comes to pulling off a transfer.

Second Barca blow

Neves is not the only player Barca could beat Arsenal to, with Noussair Mazraoui also said to be likely to leave for Camp Nou.

Mazraoui is out of contract at Ajax this summer, and according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona have offered him a deal and are confident of pulling it off.

Arsenal had been linked with the right-back, but it seems they are slipping behind in the race.