Sport Arsenal must pay release clause to land French international

22:45  06 june  2018
22:45  06 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Arsenal keen to land Portugal international this summer

  Arsenal keen to land Portugal international this summer Arsenal want to sign Gelson Martins from Sporting CP this summer, according to claims from Portugal. It’s reported by O Jogo, as cited by the Mirror, that the Gunners are contemplating a swoop for the Portugal international as they look to strengthen their attacking ranks. Martins enjoyed another strong season with Sporting and is still being linked with a move to the Premier League. The Gunners were reportedly keen to land Martins in January as they sought out a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. Instead, however, they recruited Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal with Manchester United for the Chilean. Arsenal’s interest in Martins does not appear to have deterred, though. Although Sporting want to keep hold of their prized asset, it seems Unai Emery’s side will give serious consideration to a bid in the coming weeks. Martins’ contract at Sporting runs until the summer of 2020 and also entails a release clause worth a reported £52.7 million.

ARSENE WENGER is still considering whether to pay Jackson Martinez's £35m release clause to trump Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham and bring the Colombian striker to Arsenal .

Benfica have slapped a £40million release - clause on Arsenal target Goncalo Guedes. The Portugal Under-19 international is still waiting to make his league debut for Benfica, but he has been used in the cup competitions and has also scored seven goals for the club's B Team.

Arsenal have been told that they must meet Steven N’Zonzi’s release clause if they want to sign him this summer.

According to The Independent, Arsenal will have to pay N’Zonzi’s £35m release clause in order to bring him back to England over the next few months.

The report claims that Sevilla are unwilling to sell N’Zonzi, meaning Arsenal have no option but to take the matter out of Sevilla’s hand and match the clause.

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Unai Emery is eager to complete a deal for N’Zonzi, having previously worked with him at Sevilla.

The new Arsenal boss has already signed Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on a free transfer, and looks set to add Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund in the coming days.

N’Zonzi signed a contract with Sevilla in 2017, with his deal expiring in 2020.

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Chelsea told to activate Jean-Michael Seri’s €40m release clause .
Jean-Michael Seri’s agent has said that Chelsea will need to activate the midfielder’s €40million release clause by July 15th if they intend on avoiding negotiations with French side Nice. It is reported in France that the Blues are keen to secure a deal for the Ivorian this summer, with the Mirror claiming that talks will begin this week. Napoli and Arsenal have also been linked with the 26-year-old this summer, with Unai Emery looking to improve his midfield as he prepares for his first season with the Gunners. Arsenal tried signing the midfielder last summer, but they didn’t act quick enough as they wanted to get him for a cheaper price. The player’s agent exclusively told Sport Witness. “Every year, there is a €40m clause that is valid until July 15th. Before then, they just have to offer the amount and there’s no need to have negotiations with Nice.” With Carlo Ancelotti now the Napoli boss, Seri’s agent also believes a move to Naples may be on the cards: “It’s true that there are possibilities in England, so we’ll see, but Ancelotti has a strong image and is very respected by the players he’s managed, which can be a decisive factor for Seri. Basically, he works via his emotions. He’ll go where he’s most desired, so if you really want him and you’re welcoming. Because Napoli play nice football, and over the years they’ve become a bigger club, so he’s going to listen very carefully.

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