Suarez close to Gunners deal
Arsenal are set to sign Denis Suarez, despite Barcelona deleting a statement on their website which announced the move.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a temporary switch to the Emirates Stadium for much of the January transfer window and it is understood the loan will be confirmed once all the relevant paperwork has been completed.
Barcelona appeared to confirm the terms of their agreement with the Gunners with a post on their official website, which was later removed.
"FC Barcelona and Denis Surez have reached an agreement for the extension of the player's contract with the club, which ended on 30 June 2020, until 30 June 2021," it read.
"FC Barcelona have also agreed a loan deal for Suarez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The Premier League club will pay the player's salary during this time and the agreement includes an option to buy."
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery conceded earlier in the window that the club could not afford to sign players in the window and would instead look to make use of the loan market.
The Gunners are also working on other deals, but first and foremost will be relieved if they can get Suarez over the line.
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.