Arsenal might play a key role in helping Barcelona pry Gareth Bale away from arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
According to an exlcusive report in the Daily Mirror Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is planning a full-scale attempt to sign Gareth Bale this summer.
Guardiola has put Tottenham flyer Bale at the top of his transfer wish-list, ahead of Valencia’s Jordi Alba and AC Milan defender Thiago Silva.
According to the report, Barca are ready to offload 20-year-old forwards Isaac Cuenca and Cristian Tello and midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos, 21, to help fund the move for Bale and are also willing to propose a players-plus-cash deal.
And it is Arsenal that are closely watching developments on Cuenca and Tello and should the pick them up they will open up the path for Gale.
Chelsea are also keeping tabs on all three youngsters.
Tottenham insist that Bale is not for sale.