Arsenal have reportedly sent officials to Portugal as they attempt to secure services of Sporting Lisbon forward Joelson Fernandes in the nearby future.
The 17-year-old played four league games for Sporting in the latter stages of their 2019-20 league season, having started training with the first-team squad after the lockdown period.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with the promising forward in recent weeks, and the North London club are allegedly prepared to pay £40.8m to secure the services of the attacker during this summer’s transfer window.
According to A Bola, despite interest from elsewhere, Arsenal are in pole position to secure a deal and have sent officials to Portuguese giants, Sporting Lisbon in the hope of reaching an agreement with the club.
As well as featuring on four occasions for Sporting’s first team, Joelson also managed to found back of the net five times and provided two assists in 28 games for his teams Under-23 side during the 2019-20 season.
Serie A champions Juventus and Spanish giants Barcelona also keeping tabs on the situation and ready to lure the Portuguese winger away from Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal also eyeing a move for another Portuguese talent Gelson Martinez who is currently playing for at Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco.