While everyone seem to be focused on the Jamie Vardy to Arsenal reports, Arsenal seem to have been working behind the scene to bring other players to the club. However, if you believe reports from Africa, Arsenal have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of one of their targets.
Reports have it that Diamond Academy winger Samuel Chukwueze will not be signing for Arsenal this summer. This is despite earlier reports claiming the player has agreed personal terms with the club and also passed a medical which was carried out in December.
The 17-year-old FIFA under 17 World cup winner is said to have been made an offer a five-year contract with Arsenal and the Gunners have offered his academy £2.5m as well as other performance related bonuses. This offer has so far not been accepted by diamond acamdey who want more money and are enticed by the number of clubs who are interested in signing the attacker.
Porto are one of the clubs who are said to be interested in the player. Diamond Academy are said to be ready to do business with the Portuguese but the player himself has made it clear he wants to move to Arsenal and not Porto.
It is now reported that Wenger is ready to move on and look elsewhere as the club tries to brief up the youth team.