Yesterday, Portuguese newspaper A Bola came up with an article saying Arsenal were offering €80m for Sporting duo William Carvalho and Gelson Martins. The club would be attending Arsene Wenger’s request to get two players they’ve been scouting during last season.
The same A Bola claims that Arsenal’s offer isn’t enough. Gelson Martins is only leaving for his €60m release clause, and €30m will be needed to take William. Therefore, the Gunners need to raise their bid by €10m to get both.
But they’ve already increased their offer to €90m, at least according to Jornal de Notícias. The newspaper has a short story today saying that after the €80m bid, Sporting asked for €100m, and the Gunners answered with €90m.
The outlet claims the amount is ‘too tempting to be refused’, and it indeed looks like so. Unless this is a big lie from both papers, these transfers seem to have everything to be done.
We’re not convinced.