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Edu admits he ‘really’ likes Newcastle United target – but Arsenal have no plans to sign him

Lucas Paqueta won’t be joining Arsenal this summer with Edu completely denying any move for the Lyon playmaker. The Gunners have already added one silky…

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Lucas Paqueta won’t be joining Arsenal this summer with Edu completely denying any move for the Lyon playmaker.

The Gunners have already added one silky left-footed playmaker this summer by landing Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Vieira will be competing with another left-footed wizard in Martin Odegaard, giving Arsenal two outstanding playmakers.

Despite all of that, Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign Lyon midfielder Paqueta.

The Brazilian has played in a deeper role but doesn’t really fit as a central midfielder in Mikel Arteta’s 4-2-3-1 setup; he’s certainly not a Granit Xhaka or Thomas Partey type, let’s put it that way.

Lucas Paqueta won’t be joining Arsenal

That hasn’t exactly stopped the rumour mill linking Paqueta with a big-money move to North London this summer.

Edu loves signing a Brazilian player; even this summer alone, Arsenal have landed Gabriel Jesus and Marquinhos.

CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs claimed last week that Arsenal were in the early stages of a deal to sign Paqueta.

The Brazilian ace, 24, notched 10 goals and seven assists last season whilst racking up 42 appearances across all competitions.

Paqueta has also been heavily linked with Newcastle United, with many believing that he could reunite with best friend Bruno Guimaraes there.

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Arsenal have been the stronger link of late but technical director Edu has now ruled out any deal for Paqueta this summer.

Edu has spoken to Brazilian news outlet TNT Sports and, as translated by Fabrizio Romano, has claimed that Arsenal won’t be making a move.

Edu admitted that he has liked Paqueta for a long time but he isn’t even being talked about at Arsenal right now.

The Arsenal man added that Arsenal have plenty of players in that position already so there is no need for Paqueta – possibly making Newcastle the favourites to land him once again.

“I really like Paqueta, I’m big fan since long time,” said Edu. “But as of today, the reality is that there’s not even a conversation to sign him.”

“There’s nothing as we’ve many players in that position, that’s it… can’t say more,” he added.

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