Barcelona have been given a boost after Andriy Yarmolenko rejected a move to Arsenal in favor of fulfilling his dream of playing for Barcelona.
The Ukraine international has been linked with a move to Premier League with Everton showing interest during the transfer window and recently reports in Spain claimed Barcelona were also interested in the 25-year-old.
According to Spanish publication Sport, Yarmolenko was contacted by Wenger over the possibility of a move to the Emirates.
But Yarmolenko responded negatively: “I am very grateful but my dream is to play for Barca.”
The Dynamo Kiev striker is viewed by Barcelona as a emergency alternative’ to their current problems following the exit of Pedro to Chelsea and Neymar suffering from mumps.
Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal have signed for Barcelona but cannot be registered to play until January under the conditions of their transfer embargo.