Villarreal rave of the moment Samuel Chukwueze has poured cold water on speculations linking him with a move to Arsenal following his contract stand off with his La Liga side.
The 19 year old will be out of contract in the summer and talks over a new deal is on but no real breakthrough as the issue of buy out clause still remains unresolved although the length of the proposed new deal has been agreed.
A five year deal was accepted by Chukwueze but talks have stalled over what should be his release clause with Villarreal pushing to insert a fee of around €80m in his new deal, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid were linked with a €40m bid for the left footed ace and latest reports also has it that Arsenal are also in for the forward who is enjoying a breakthrough season at Villarreal.
” Maybe there is some iota of truth in the links with Atletico Madrid but no bid has been tabled yet but there’s nothing in the news about interest from Arsenal. For now extending the deal with Villarreal looks the most likely”, a source close to the player told Owngoalnigeria.com.