Arsenal are NOT in talks over a deal to signal Portuguese wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, his agent has informed talkSPORT.
Latest switch experiences have linked the Gunners with an curiosity in 17-year-old attacker Fernandes, who’s the newest prime prospect to come back out of Sporting Lisbon’s famed academy.
He’s additionally one other participant underneath the wing of super-agent Kia Joorabchian, who represents a bunch of prime gamers together with new Gunners signing Willian and reported goal Philippe Coutinho.
Rumours declare Fernandes has attracted the eye of quite a lot of prime European golf equipment, and that Arsenal have opened negotiations over a summer season switch.
It has been recommended the Gunners are prepared to supply considered one of their very own gamers to Sporting in a swap deal, to assist carry the teen’s £40m launch clause down, and that membership representatives have met with Joorabchian to debate the deal.
However the agent has shut that rumours down, insisting the gossip is ‘so unfaithful’.
“Everyone is linking a whole lot of gamers to a whole lot of golf equipment, significantly extra so with Arsenal than others,” Joorabchian informed talkSPORT.
“At the moment I learn one thing about Joelson Fernandes, that Arsenal have made a proposal and so on, and so on.
“He’s younger, phenomenal expertise, however we’ve by no means, ever spoken about him to Arsenal.
“I’ve most likely seen like 25 articles about him and Arsenal and it’s so unfaithful, as a result of I’ve by no means even spoken about him, I’ve by no means even talked about him to Arsenal.
“He’s at Sporting and he’s younger, he’s simply damaged into the primary crew on the age of 17, so he’s going to take time to mature and get there.
“So there’s at all times a whole lot of rumours out there as a result of clearly we’re within the enterprise the place followers wish to know and journalists must attempt to see what’s happening and so they’re going to choose up on the very smallest of rumours and run with it.
“However generally it’s fairly removed from the reality.”