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Arsenal have missed out on Nigeria youngstar 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.
According to RedLondon.net, Arsenal could not agree a fee to sign the forwad, despite carrying a medical test on the player. Arsenal were unable to convince the player’s club Diamond academy to allow the 17 year old move to the Emirates.
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.”
The player is reportedly close to joining Portuguese giants FC Porto.
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.