Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Denis Suarez from FC Barcelona, according to Gianluca di Marzio.
The Gunners are leading the chase to land the Spaniard and are now looking to complete the final stages of a deal.
The Guardian also report that a deal for the 24-year-old would cost Arsenal around £20 million.
Arsenal open talks over deal for Suarez
Unai Emery is a keen admirer of Suarez having previously worked with him during his time at Sevilla.
The 24-year-old is a versatile player who can feature as number 8, a number 10 or even as a winger.
However, at Barcelona this season, he has struggled for game time playing just 17 minutes of La Liga action.
Therefore, both clubs are keen to get the move over the line.
Arsenal fans react to Suarez negotiations
We might be getting him from a Champions League club, but Denis Suarez feels very much like a Europa League player.
However, unlike some other ‘Europa Lg’ standard players we’ve bought, he would have the potential to increase in both effectiveness and value.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) January 5, 2019
Denis Suarez is a good player. Prefer him to Banega. He offers something none of our central midfielders can, which is he carries the ball well. Can play #8, #10, as well as on the flanks. Worked with Emery before too, so don’t see any harm in getting him.
— LTArsenal™️ (@ltarsenal) January 5, 2019
Arsenal have opened talks with Barcelona midfielder Denis Suárez – Unai Emery wants him in January. Very skilled on the ball and highly intelligent. Only 24 years old and can carry the ball very well, something we need in the Arsenal squad. Would welcome him this baller any day. pic.twitter.com/MQmtsbBabw
— ∞ (@afcnine) January 5, 2019
If Denis Suárez is good ehough to make the bench for barcelona and come on as substitute then hes good enougg for us. Not one of our players would make the barcelona bench
— Lee Adams (@MrLAdams) January 4, 2019
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