Arsenal make move to sign Xavi Simons

Arsenal could have a chance to make a move to sign Xavi Simons in the summer, with Barcelona likely to move away from the chase.

According to Sport via Sport Witness, Arsenal may have a chance to sign Xavi Simons from PSG in the summer, with Barcelona unlikely to be involved in the race. The Dutch playmaker, who will cost around €60 million, has no interest in playing for the Ligue 1 giants, which could swing a transfer decision in the summer.

Arsenal in Xavi Simons chase

Arsenal have made some plans to strengthen their formidable squad, as Mikel Arteta will likely want to keep his leading group intact with the exception of fringe stars. Players like Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson could be moved on, as the club will then look to reinvest that money into bringing fresh faces.

Should the trio leave, the Gunners will have to find a young attacking star in the market and might be open to shelling out large sums to get their desired players. One of them is Xavi Simons. As per some reports, they have already touched base with the player’s camp alongside Chelsea.

PSG reportedly want €60 million plus add-ons for the Dutch talent, who does not wish to play for the Ligue 1 giants. He has had a fabulous season with RB Leipzig while on loan there, with his 24 goal contributions helping them qualify for the UEFA Champions League for another season.

Arsenal reportedly have a big chance, alongside maybe Bayern Munich, to make a move for the €60 million-rated attacker. The Gunners have the means to make such a transfer, as they will be boosted by sales of their homegrown stars and a hefty budget to spend on transfers in the summer.  And Arsenal have already established contact over a possible summer move.

Barcelona out of Xavi Simons race

One of the big reasons that Arsenal has a big chance to sign Simons is Barcelona’s inability to pursue a deal. The report suggests PSG are not open to letting the €60 million-rated attacker rejoin the Catalans on loan, although Simons is eager to return to the club in the summer.

Barcelona are still keen, but they may face significant difficulties in convincing PSG, who are not open to negotiating with the Catalan giants. Hence, if Simons does not want to play in Ligue 1, the most obvious choice would be to consider offers from Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

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