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Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Nigeria duo Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze, according to football insider.
The Gunners have been working on a deal for the pair having been impressed by their performances when they turned out for Nigeria enroute winning the 2015 under 17 championship.
The teenagers visited Arsenal in recent weeks as they look to complete the move to North London but reports in Nigeria claimed last week that the deal has broken down. The players academy consultant Johnny Precious Ogbah has now rebuffed those reports insisting the deals will be completed soon.
“My clients are trying to cross every T and dot every I to ensure they get the best deal for the players and for the academy and everything went smoothly,” he told the Daily Nation. “Dick Law the Arsenal director of football assured us even before we travelled that there would be no trials and there wasn’t any, so I wonder where the website got their story from because it is all balder-dash.
“Before we left for London, people fed us with lies about Arsenal and some swore that the boys were going on trials but that was never the case.
“Both deals are in place and progressing positively but like I said, Diamond Football Academy are in no hurry as they want to ensure their players’ welfare and other important matters are well sorted out before the deal is concluded.”
The duo are expected to cost Arsenal a total of £4m to complete the deal.