There’s now a third source confirming Arsenal’s chase for the Porto youngster Diogo Leite.
After Zero Zero and The Guardian, it’s A Bola who claims the Gunners are after the 19-year-old defender.
The Portuguese outlet reports that Arsenal are keen on signing Leite in the summer, and ‘feed the illusion’ of paying less than €10m for him.
As their words make it clear, that amount shouldn’t be enough to take the player from Porto, and we explain why.
Firstly, there’s Liverpool’s competition. A Bola claims that the Reds are willing to offer €20m for Diogo Leite and Diogo Queirós, a double deal that basically puts them in front of Arsenal in the race.
Also, if you recall Zero Zero’s report, they said that Arsenal would be willing to pay up to €15m, which is Diogo’s release clause. That would be because Porto weren’t interested in selling him for less than that.
So the €5m+ is a big difference between the two outlets, which could probably define if Leite would join the Gunners or not.