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Arsenal have missed out on Nigeria youngster Samuel Chukwueze. The Gunners were thought to be closing in on the 17-year-old ahead of a possible summer move but the proposed switch to the Emirates is off.
Diamond Football Academy president Martin Agupo admitted that Chukwueze will be joining Portuguese club FC Porto in the coming days.
Arsenal offered to pay £1.5m for the player but were willing to pay most of the fee next summer while the player’s club wanted it now.
“Arsenal wanted Chukwueze, even till tomorrow. The problem is that they could not agree with Diamond Academy,” an insider told allinigeriasoccer.com.
“Samuel has done his medical with Arsenal and he passed it. They wanted to give him a five-year deal, the academy is taking their time to study other offers.”
Wenger had been hoping to sign the young talented winger along with his international teammate Kelechi Nwakali this summer but the French man will now have to settle for just one of the pair as Nwakali is on the verge of completing his transfer to the Emirates