Arsenal are hopeful of completing the signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona before the week is over, according to the Mirror.
The Catalan club apparently wanted to get their incoming deals done for this window before turning the tap the other way and letting those who wish to leave do so. Having reinforced the back line with the acquisition of centre-backs Jeison Murillo on loan from Valencia for the rest of the season, and 19-year-old Jean-Clair Todibo from Toulouse who will move to Camp Nou in the summer on a free transfer, they have now secured the long-sought backup striker they wanted by signing Kevin Prince Boateng from Serie A side Sassuolo.
Manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed that he is happy with the squad currently at his disposal, but if any player not playing regularly wanted to leave for game-time, the club would be happy to allow it.
Barcelona have reportedly been reluctant to part ways with Suarez mid-season, but this may be a hint at a change in that particular stance.
Without much money available for transfers this January, Arsenal are looking to get the attacking midfielder on an initial loan, with an option to make the transfer permanent at a later point. If a deal is struck, it may come to pass that Aaron Ramsey, who Suarez would be replacing, is allowed to leave this month.
Meanwhile, the Mirror also claim that having confirmed the departure of Sven Mislintat, the club have selected the current head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao to be promoted and replace him.
They also say that the main reason for the fallout between Mislintat on one side and Unai Emery and Raul Sanllehi on the other, was the fact that Mislintat himself had been overlooked for promotion following the departure of Ivan Gazidis to AC Milan.