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Sporting CP close to seeing off Arsenal to secure Joelson to new terms

Sporting CP are on the brink of securing Joelson Fernandes to a new deal.

The exciting 17 year-old attacker has been the subject of interest from Arsenal this month. However, O Jogo says Sporting are now close to convincing Joelson to putting pen to paper on a new deal.

The sticking point had been the buyout clause, with Sporting pushing to raise the current €45m option to €100m. But a compromise of €65m has now been settled.

Arsenal had been keen to ferry Joelson to England this summer, but Sporting insisted the teen would only leave for his clause - which was deemed too rich by Gunners management.

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