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Arsenal have reportedly been handed a setback in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon duo William Carvarlho and Gelson Martins after a they had a bid of £86m rejected
Even though it is clear to everyone who Arsenal’s main targets are at the moment, Portuguese media seems to think the Gunners are in pursuit of two young players from Portugal as well.
According to the Mirror, a £86m bid for Sporting Lisbon duo William Carvalho and Gelson Martins has been snubbed.
Carvalho is a household name to Arsenal fans. The midfielder has been heavily linked with Arsenal over the years and is one of those mythical names that was close to moving to Emirates but never did.
Martins is a new name. He’s been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United and can play full back as well on the wing. £86m is a lot of money for two young players and it seems weird that Sporting, known for selling talent to Europe, would reject it if true.
Martin is a strange name to the fans. He has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United and can both be deployed as a winger and a defender. £86m is a huge sum for the duo and it seems weird that Sporting, known for selling talent to Europe, would reject it if true.
It is more likely that Arsenal,
It’s more likely that Arsenal, currently involved in a couple of big money moves for other players, never even made the offer at all.