The 24 year old has been sidelined with a knee injury since April, and had to undergo another operation in October after a setback in his recovery. He has expected to be fully fit after Spain’s winter break, but the player remains uncertain on his role at the club.
Rafinha is reportedly concerned about losing his chance of playing at the World Cup with Brazil, and Mundo Deportivo report that if he isn’t involved in the Spanish Cup last 16 clash against Celta Vigo or for the league games against Levante or Real Sociedad, he will ask the club whether it is time to move on.
Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan and Liverpool have all reportedly tracked the Brazilian international over the past few months, but none have placed a formal offer on the table due to the player’s injury issues. Now with the midfielder returning to full fitness, and likely to be available to sign in January, will the Gunners revive their interest?