Arsenal set to wave off competition for highly rated 53 million rated winger.
Sporting Lisbon player Gelson Martin is reportedly the subject of interest from various clubs but reports from the player’s native country claim the Gunners are in pole position to swoop for the winger.
Gunners Manager Unai Emery appears keen on replenishing his options ahead of next campaign and the Spaniard seems intent on making the 23- year old-his second summer arrival after Stepan Lichtsteiner arrived on a free from Juventus.
Portuguese news outlet, Record claims Liverpool and Lazio are also in the running to acquire the player’s services, with the Serie A reportedly preparing a massive contract to lure the fleet footed star to Italy.
However, the Italian club’s chances of securing their target appears unlikely to be successful as England is reportedly being mooted as martins preferred destination this summer
The winger is set to terminate his contract at Sporting Lisbon over severe attacks by the club disgruntled supporters over an underwhelming run of form which saw them eventually finished below the Champions League place the last term. Should his attempts at terminating his contracts fails, The Portuguese reportedly has a 60 million euros release clause entailed in his contract.