Santos beat Arsenal for Zezinho

Arsenal have missed out on Brazilian youngster Zezinho.

Arsenal have missed out on Brazilian youngster Zezinho.

Brazil Under 17 starlet Zezinho has closed the door on a summer move to Arsenal by agreeing a move to link up with Robinho at Santos, says the Daily Mail.

The highly-rated midfielder was being lined up for a move to the Emirates Stadium after impressing on trial in north London, but negotiations with his club Juventude has proved difficult.

The struggling club, relegated to the Brazilian third division for 2010, were asking £7million and rejected two bids from the Gunners of £1.5m and £2.75m.

There are further complications because Juventude own only 70 per cent of his rights, with the rest in the hands of his agent.

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