January 15, according to Nizaar Kinsella, a reporter from London Evening Standard Chelsea
According to the latest reports, Arsenal’s sporting director Edu Gaspar has approached Rafinha’s agent Deco to discuss a potential winter transfer following Chelsea’s successful acquisition of Mudrick.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal tried hard to sign Rafinha in the summer and he could indeed be sold in the winter window after joining Barcelona from Leeds United for £55m.
Both London clubs are keen to sign the Brazil international in the summer, with Arsenal continuing to monitor his situation through Edu and Deco’s excellent relationship.
Arteta is keen to bring in a striker who can help Arsenal win the Premier League title as they sit five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.