Arsenal and Chelsea are both being linked with a move for Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa dubbed ‘Gabigol’.
Inter Milan beat off a host of clubs to sign the highly-rated 20-year-old from Santos in the summer in a deal believed to be worth £26 million.
However, the Brazilian has barely featured for the Nerazzurri despite being the club’s second most expensive signing and reports in Italy claim he could be allowed out on loan in January.
Inter have recently replaced manager Frank de Boer with Stefano Pioli who could give the forward a chance to impress, but if not his future looks to increasingly lie away from San Siro.
The Sun claims that both Arsenal and Chelsea are keen on the forward although they could face competition from Barcelona who may be interested in reuniting him with Neymar.
Gabigol had been tipped as one of the bright young stars in world football before his move to Serie A where he has clearly struggled to adapt to life at one of Europe’s most high-profile clubs.
- Reports: Mislintat Replacement Rejects Arsenal As Chaos Continues
- Opinion: Why Losing Sven Mislintat Would Be Such A Blow To Arsenal
- The Quotes From Emery Which Could Explain Ozil Dropping: “You Have To Provoke Friction”
While a loan move would make sense for the young forward, he would be far from guaranteed minutes should he move to Arsenal.
The Gunners are well-stocked in attack with Alexis Sanchez having seemingly nailed down the No.9 position ahead of Olivier Giroud and with Theo Walcott also enjoying a superb campaign in front of goal.
Arsenal also have Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck to come back from injury which suggests that signing a forward is not their priority this winter.