The Premier League giants Arsenal are set to compete with league rivals Chelsea for the signature of Spanish star Denis Suarez in January, according to the latest reports from the star’s native Spain.

As per claims made by the Catalan outlet Sport, as quoted on Sport Witness, both clubs are willing to complete deals for the star who is out of favour at Barcelona.

Suarez has been not able to break into Ernesto Valverde’s plans this campaign and has found playing time in La Liga hard to come by.

The Gunners could be looking to prepare for life without Mesut Ozil, with the German star continuing to be linked with a transfer away from the club.

Like Denis Suarez, Ozil has fallen out of favour at the West London under Emery and has been not able to nail down a regular starting spot this campaign.

Serie A giants AC Milan are also in the running to land Suarez but are only offering a loan with an option to buy, which could give both the Blues and the Gunners an advantage.