Premier League clubs have been told to wait until July to land Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Reports from Sky Sports has it that Arsenal and Everton are both battling for the signature of the former Liverpool man.
Nevertheless, Coutinho underwent knee surgery last month and will miss this summer’s Copa America.
It is unlikely his future will be decided for at least another eight weeks as his rehabilitation continues.
Barca are keen to offload Coutinho after he made just 14 appearances this season.
The 28-year-old has failed to live up to expectations since his big money move from Liverpool in 2018.