AC Milan are also pursuing the striker, who has given conflicting statements about his immediate future over recent days after insisting on Friday he would be staying with the Gunners - before minutes later hinting he would push for a move to the San Siro.
He told the News of the World: "Milan are a big club but the fact they are not playing in the Champions League next season is less of a challenge. Barcelona have made a good financial offer and there is also the chance to play alongside great players."
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