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Gelson Martins made the headlines when he cancelled his contract with Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon but he is yet to secure a dream move for himself.
Arsenal are weighing on a deal for winger and they will rival League rivals Liverpool and Seria A club Ac Milan for his signature, this is according to report.
Martins is available on a free transfer following the nullification of his contract – the player was among several player attacked by fans and he’s decided to call time on his spell with the club.’
He started his career as a teenager with C.F. Benfica before moving to Sporting CP, where he has been for the entirety of his career. Martin has been consistently impressive for the Lisbon based side but he increased his stock last term after ending the season with 13 goals and 13 assists, which earned him a place in the world cup squad of Portugal.
Arsenal are looking take advantage of his situation to lure him to the Emirates. The Gunners have completed the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner and while they are looking to fortify their defense and midfield, the wing is another area Unai Emery is looking add a player.
Meanwhile, the top brass of Liverpool are pleased with Jurgen Klopp for leading the Reds to the Champions league finals and they have made funds available for him to spend. Liverpool had a complete first team squad but the lack on options on the bench was their biggest undoing.
Teamtalk claimed that the Gunners tabled a £26m bid for the player earlier this month which was outrightly rejected by Lisbon. The club were reportedly willing to sell but they were holding out for his £52m release clause – however, he is now available as a free agent.