Sorry Arsenal and destination Chelsea after fans told Gunners ‘have no chance’ to sign headline-taking superstar this summer
Chelsea transfer target Philippe Coutinho has ‘no chance’ of signing for Arsenal, according to European football expert Julien Laurens.
Coutinho has been in the transfer headlines alot over the past few months as all indications suggest that he will be leaving Barcelona in the summer, with a move back to the premier League high up on his agenda, according to his agent.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal, who are both interested in adding a few superstars to the side when the transfer window opens up, seem to be leading the chase to sign the Brazilian, as a move to London is reportedly interesting the midfielder.
However, Chelsea have been handed a massive boost in their chase to sign Coutinho, after Laurens opened up and claimed that the Arsenal have no chance of getting a deal done with Barcelona.
“No chance, it’s impossible,” Laurens told ESPN FC.
“I know where it comes from, it comes from France, a newspaper with no credibility whatsoever.
“We could talk about it but there’s no chance.
“It’s not my one and the only thing that could make people doubt slightly is that Coutinho’s agent is obviously Kia Joorabchian, who is very, very good friends and very close to Edu, the Arsenal sporting director, but that’s where it stops.
“Arsenal cannot afford either a transfer fee, his wages, not even a loan, a paying loan or anything like this.
“There were already links last summer with Coutinho.
“Even if Mesut Ozil leaves, they’re not going to replace him with Coutinho.
“So this one I can guarantee you will never happen.”
Arsenal fans would love to see Coutinho arrive in the coming transfer windows, he is just the type of player that they have been calling out for over the past few years. Chelsea also need to improve and fans would surely like to see the man arrive, and considering Frank Lampard is looking to spend some serious money, it could be a very exciting and interesting summer for Chelsea fans.
And the same old news for Arsenal fans….