Barcelona want another deep lying midfielder and are considering Arsenal’s Jorginho as an option.
The 31 year old only joined the Gunners from Chelsea in January, but he is only on a short-term contract which expires at the end of this season.
He has largely been confined to a bit-part player under Mikel Arteta, although he did start the match against Manchester City at the Emirates last weekend.
The Brazilian born Italian international has also been linked with a move back to Serie A, having signed for Chelsea from Napoli.
If the Gunners were to allow him to leave in January, then they would need to have adequate cover to replace him, because it would leave them exposed in the position, and too dependent on Declan Rice..
Both Thomas Partey and Mohammed Elneny have had their fair share of injury problems, and both also could be required by their countries for African Cup of Nations duty.
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