According to the Metro, Monaco are set to allow Portuguese playmaker Joao Moutinho leave this summer. The midfielder has previously been linked with a move to north London by other tabloids, despite the fact that the Gunners seem to be overflowing with players in his position.
Moutinho still has three-years left on his £110,000 per-week contract and Monaco are attempting to reduce their spending, as they have already allowed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal to cut costs.
Moutinho has been touted as a target for Chelsea and Manchester United in previous windows, but the Gunners are now apparently interested in signing the 28-year-old this summer. The likes of former-club FC Porto and Russian club Zenit St, Petersburg are also being linked with a move for the midfielder.
It would seem like a strange move for Arsenal to make considering Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is going to have a hard enough time fitting his existing midfielders into a starting eleven. Signing another central midfielder of Moutinho would make no sense at all.
This story looks like it could just be a giant game of Chinese whispers and it seems very unlikely the Portuguese international will be turning out in an Arsenal shirt in the near future.
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