Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Barcelona over the potential signing of Philippe Coutinho during the current transfer window.
The Brazil international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich but the German champions have decided against the option for a permanent deal.
Hence, he will return to the Camp Nou after their Champions League campaign and Sport claims that the Gunners are eager to sign him.
The north London side have made the proposal of a season-long loan with the option to buy next summer and they are prepared to meet his wages.
However, the Blaugrana are said to prefer the permanent sale of the Brazilian and they are not willing to accept such a bid at present.
The Gunners have already signed Willian on a free transfer this month and they are aiming to recruit at least two more players.
The priority appears on strengthening the central midfield and central defensive positions. Thomas Partey and Gabriel are the prime targets.