ARSENAL have been given a lift of their pursuit for Andre Gomes after he was reportedly left behind from a pre-season journey with Barcelona.
The midfielder has not travelled along with his present teammates on their North America tour.
The rumours recommend that the Portuguese midfielder is near confirming his exit from Barcelona this summer time.
Spanish outlet Sport declare that Arsenal and Juventus are each focused on signing the 24-year-old.
Barcelona have valued Gomes at £17.6million (€20m) , nevertheless neither golf equipment are keen to fulfill that price ticket and will likely be seeking to bid barely much less and a deal may very well be reached for £15.9m (€18m).
Gomes will solely be allowed to depart Cam Nou for a everlasting deal.
Gomes arrived at Barcelona in 2016 from fellow La Liga facet Valencia for a price of round £33.three million.
But after two seasons at Barcelona together with 78 appearances, Gomes has didn’t impress.
He has solely scored three targets and assisted 4 throughout that point, which isnt sufficient when taking part in alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Gomes might have a recent problem and a change of membership, by which the Premier League may very well be the transfer for him.
New boss Unai Emery has had a really busy summer time thus far at Arsenal.
The Gunners have added 5 new gamers to the squad together with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
But Gomes may very well be the ultimate contact of creativity Arsenal want for his or her season forward.