£26million Bid Agreed: Arsenal Close In On Making New Addition To The Team

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Arsenal have reportedly had a bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon for Portugal international Gelson Martins.

The winger, 23, is claimed to be furious the bid was rejected with him desperate to leave this summer.

According to A Bola, the Gunners tabled an offer of £26million.

Lisbon have set a £39m asking price for Martins, with the star having a £53m release clause in his deal.

Manchester United and Liverpool are also believed to be keen on the attacker.

Martins is one of several Sporting stars determined to quit the Portuguese club following a turbulent campaign.

President Bruno De Carvalho has threatened to suspend 19 members of the squad after a public row over their performances.

Players and staff were then attacked at the training ground by a group of around 50 fans after they missed out on qualification for the Champions League.

However, no one can question that Martins was one of the standout performers for Sporting.

He produced 13 goals and provided the same amount of assists from the right side during his 52 appearances.

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