Arsenal face initial rejection, agent may help- Gunner said to have made offer to sign winger

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For the past week, we’ve covered a couple of pieces from the Portuguese media saying Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund had been following Sporting youngster Joelson Fernandes.

The 17-year-old is living that classic situation where he’s on the verge of signing a new deal with his club, but has some European giants trying to convince him not to do it.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports today this saga will have a happy ending for Sporting, since Joelson is extending his contract until 2025, with a release clause of €60-80m.

The story also has something very interesting regarding offers from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, which were reportedly coming for the player.

They say these offers have already been made, and now that the extension has been agreed, Sporting are rejecting both of them. It’s not said how much each club were offering, though.

A Bola highlights the fact that Joelson’s agent Kia Joorabchian has an ‘excellent relationship’ with the Gunners, so perhaps there’s still a chance for a future transfer.

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