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MIKEL ARTETA is plotting an overhaul at Arsenal with three Spanish stars on his summer transfer wishlist, but he admits the Gunners have a number of different plans depending on how the coronavirus pandemic is resolved.

Meanwhile Lucas Torreira could be off to AC Milan, Dani Ceballos could join Juventus and Mesut Ozil's agent has come out against wage cuts for Premier League stars.

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    Philippe Coutinho is edging closer to a return to England, with both Chelsea and Arsenal keen.

    The Barcelona star's agent says he “would probably love” to play in the Premier League again.

    Kia Joorabchian has escalated the rumours linking Coutinho with a return to England for the first time since he left Liverpool in January 2018.

    He told Sky Sports: “The fact I'm an Arsenal supporter is not a secret. I don't have any preference where the players go.

    “I don't try to push someone to one club or another. Everything is a possibility. After the Champions League game he played in England we had a long chat about it.

    “The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.

    “The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic.”


    AC Milan are rumoured to want Unai Emery to become their new head coach.

    And Estadio Deportivo claim Emery, who was sacked by the Gunners last year,could make Dani Ceballos his first signing.

    Stefani Pioli, who's the Serie A side's coach, is due to leave the San Siro this Summer.

    Emery is believed to be among the names in contention for his job, given his Arsenal ties with Milan chief Ivan Gazidis.


    Arsenal are still hopeful of tempting Willian to make the switch across London from Chelsea.

    Mundo Deportivo state that Barcelona are also keen on the Blues winger but are turning most of their focus towards fellow Brazilian Neymar.

    Barca are also reportedly in financial trouble due to coronavirus, having convinced their playing staff to agree a pay cut as well as furloughing their non-playing staff.

    That should leave the door open for the Gunners, who will be looking to beat Jose Mourinho's Tottenham to Willian's signature.


    Mikel Arteta hopes he can 'connect' better with everyone at Arsenal after the coronavirus lockdown.

    And the Gunners boss, who tested positive for COVID-19 in March, says he's intrigued to see how things will work at the club when normality returns.

    Arteta told BBC's Football Focus:“My biggest worry is the communication now, how we can do that.

    “To make sure everyone understands the steps we’re taking and why we are doing it. I’m interested to see the outcome after all this.

    “What type of club we are, what type of staff we are and the message we give to everyone about what sort of club we are.”


    Arsenal's squad value has dropped by 18% since games were postponed because of the coronavirus, according to Football.London.

    The Arsenal squad was valued at £636.08million on March 15 on Transfermarkt.com, but it's now down to £521.42million.

    Football matches across all divisions have been suspended since March 13 in a bid to help stop the spread of the bug.

    Lost revenue from television, advertising and sponsorship are among the financial issues facing clubs during the lockdown.

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