Arsenal are in negotiations to sign winger Marquinhos in a £2.9m deal from Sao Paulo… with Brazilian club keen to strike agreement to avoid losing highly rated teenager for free once his contract expires
- Brazilian winger Marquinhos is keen to make move from Sao Paulo to Arsenal
- The highly-rated teenager signed a five-year deal with Brazilian club in 2019
- But FIFA have refused to accept it as he was underage when he signed contract
- Therefore, the contract is only valid for three years under normal regulations
Arsenal are in talks with São Paulo over a deal for Brazilian winger Marquinhos.
The highly rated 19-year-old is keen to make the move and São Paulo want to strike a deal for risk of losing the teenager for free when his contract runs out.
Marquinhos signed a five year contract in 2019 but FIFA have refused to accept it as he was underage when he signed so the contract is only valid for three years under normal regulations.
Arsenal are in discussions with São Paulo over a £2.9m deal for Brazilian winger Marquinhos
São Paulo want to strike a deal for risk of losing the teenager for free when his deal expires
Sao Paulo have tried to convince him to sign an extension but he has turned down their offer.
Arsenal are offering around £2.9million and negotiations are advancing after a further meeting on Friday.
Wolves and Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest but Arsenal are expected to finalise terms in the coming days.
The Gunners also remain keen to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and are among six clubs to have held talks with his representatives.
Arsenal are offering around £2.9m and negotiations are advancing after a further meeting