Report: The £7million Edu was expected to join Arsenal, now he could join Saudi Arabia

Arsenal could now forgo the signing of Gremio playmaker Bitello as interest in his signing grows around the world.

Gremio star Bitello could now leave Brazil as Arsenal may be without the attacking midfielder.

This is acc 90 minswho claim Bitello is becoming a destination for clubs in four countries.

It is understood that teams in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Russia have shown interest in Bitello’s signing.

No clubs have been named but their transfer windows are still open and that could mean a move from Bitello.

Saudi Arabia only has until Thursday to close deals, but the other windows are open slightly longer.

Russia is open until September 14th, Turkey runs until September 15th and Qatar even longer as the deadline is September 18th, giving Bitello a potential move.

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Arsenal interested in Bitello

This comes after Arsenal were heavily linked with a deal to bring Bitello to London this summer.

90 mins hinted in July that Arsenal were in talks to sign Bitello and reported later in the month that the Gunners were convinced of a deal.

tuttomercatoweb hinted that a £7million deal was close to completion in July as Edu appears to be a big fan of his fellow Brazilian.

For some reason the deal didn’t materialize and Bitello remains a Gremio player.

The latest report from 90Min highlights that Arsenal are eyeing Bitello for a possible future move but they may not succeed.

Feyenoord and Monaco have had a look but Bitello could be prepared for a money-threatening move elsewhere.

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Who is Bitello?

Bitello began his career in the ranks of Cascavel FC, a club founded by former Barcelona and Chelsea defender Juliano Belletti.

Gremio managed to poach Bitello in 2018 and he has since become a key first-team player.

The petite attacking midfielder has scored 17 goals and provided eight assists in 92 games for Gremio but there hasn’t been much hype about him.

Edu may believe Bitello can make a real impact at Arsenal but he must hope other clubs don’t sign him now.

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Emma Bowman

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