Sky Sports reporter says Arsenal can sign Denis Suarez on one condition

Sky Sports report Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Arsenal remain in discussions with Barcelona regarding a potential loan move for Denis Suarez. The Spain international has already been deemed surplus to requirements by the Catalan giants after managing under 20 minutes of league action during the course of the current campaign.

Speaking on The Transfer Talk Podcast, Sheth has acknowledged that the Gunners are maintaining the interest in the former Villarreal man and they are hopeful of finalising a loan move. However, Barcelona are unlikely to accept to the agreement unless the Gunners include an obligatory buy option for the versatile midfielder.

He said:“As it stands, we’re talking about Arsenal only wanting loans. They want to bring Barcelona’s Denis Suarez in on a loan move. They know each other very well, Emery and Suarez, he played under Emery in the 2014/15 season when he was on loan at Sevilla. Barcelona would, we think, be happy to do a deal, but provided it came with an obligation to buy Denis Suarez in the summer.”

Arsenal are currently short in the attacking department with injuries to Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck while Mesut Ozil has struggled to make the matchday squad with fitness concerns of his own. As such, there seems an urgent need to reinforce the attack front for the second half of the season, although manager Unai Emery has recently acknowledged that the club cannot afford permanent moves during the month.

Aside from Suarez, the Gunners have also been linked with the services of Yannick Carrasco from Dalian Yifang and reports claim that they are looking to convince the Chinese outfit into a temporary agreement. The Belgian surprised the footballing fraternity after he made the surprise switch to the Far East last winter but he now seems keen on making a comeback to Europe.