Arsenal could miss out on target Adrien Rabiot to Barcelona.
The Gunners are keen on the French international, who has just one year remaining on his contract with PSG.
He shows no sign of putting pen to paper on an extension but PSG are reluctant to let him go unless they can find a replacement.
They remain keen on Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and would be willing to negotiate a deal for Rabiot with Barca if they can get his countryman.
Calcio Mercato reports Barca have been told Rabiot could be then be theres – but should Arsenal make a move?
Gunners beat Chelsea on pens
Antonio Rudiger netted just five minutes into the friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, to set Maurizio Sarri’s side on their way.
Alvaro Morata had the chance to double Chelsea’s lead moments later when Callum Hudson-Odoi was brought down in the box by Hector Bellerin, but Petr Cech got the better of Alvaro Morata to keep the penalty out.
Alexandre Lacazette bagged Arsenal’s equaliser in stoppage time with one of the final kicks of the game, before the Gunners won the penalty shoot-out.
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Ramsey/Dembele swap deal?
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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could reportedly be used in a swap deal which sees Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele move to the Emirates.
Ramsey continues to be linked with a move away from the Gunners following the arrival as Unai Emery as manager.
Chelsea are understood to be interested in his services while Barcelona have also been linked with a swoop for the Welshman.
And, according to The Sun, if the Catalan giants do strike a deal for Ramsey it could see Dembele sign for Arsenal.
Ramsey joined Arsenal in 2008 from Cardiff and has spent 10 years at the Emirates, including loan spells with Nottingham Forest and the Bluebirds.