Arsenal’s Renato Sanches suffers a setback as Bayern Munich’s flop is ‘prioritized’ by a rival club.

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Arsenal loses Renato Sanches as a result of a rival club’s ‘prioritization’ of Bayern Munich’s failure.

ARSENAL could miss out on signing Renato Sanches, a former Bayern Munich flop, this month.

Arsenal has suffered a transfer setback, with reports claiming that Renato Sanches has been ‘prioritized’ by Spanish giants Barcelona.

Sanches, a 24-year-old midfielder, has been on Arsenal’s radar all season in the hopes of making a move.

Mikel Arteta has reportedly been given the green light to bolster his squad again in January in order to boost Arsenal’s bid for a top-four finish after spending more than any other Premier League side in the summer.

However, he may be disappointed in his pursuit of Sanches, with Barcelona poised to leapfrog Arsenal in the race for the Portuguese star.

Barcelona is reportedly planning a move for Sanches this month, according to Portuguese broadcaster ELEVEN.

Under new manager Xavi Hernandez, the La Liga side has already been busy this month, spending £45 million to bring Ferran Torres from Manchester City to the Nou Camp.

Sanches appears to have been identified as a priority signing by Xavi to bolster Barcelona’s midfield.

After a rollercoaster career, Sanches has rebuilt his reputation in France with current Ligue 1 champions Lille.

However, the French club has already stated that if a large-money offer for the former Bayern Munich star arrives this month, they will not stand in his way.

Arsenal are currently without a midfielder after Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny left for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon this week.

The Gunners are also expected to give Ainsley Maitland-Niles the go-ahead to complete a six-month loan move to AS Roma, implying that the Londoners are planning to bolster their squad for the second half of the Premier League season.

Sanches, who has 32 caps for Portugal, will be eager to make a bigger impact in the Premier League than he has in the past if they are successful in signing him.

Sanches had an ill-fated loan spell with Swansea City in the Premier League in 2017.

After falling out of favor with then-boss Carlos Carvalhal, he only made 12 league appearances and didn’t play competitively again after January.

Since then, Sanches has shown admirable character in rebuilding his career, even playing a key role in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 victory.

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