Portuguese newspaper Record today shares a long story about Arsenal’s interest in Sporting defender Ousmane Diomande.
Following the links between the Gunners and the player in the summer, this piece comes up with more details on that pursuit, claiming the Mikel Arteta’s side should come back for him in the future.
Record starts by explaining that Arsenal have been chasing Diomande since he played for Midtjylland. They only didn’t buy him in January because the demands from the Danish side had been considered too high.
The Gunners continued to follow him following his arrival at Sporting at the start of the year. So they tried in the summer, but were only ‘willing to offer’ €35m for the defender, whose release clause is of €80m, and the Lions weren’t interested in that bid.
Sporting are said to be actually very comfortable with the situation, because besides having him protected by a high release clause, they know he has potential to see his price grow and leave the club for a considerable amount.