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Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Barcelona’s bright prospect Tony Sanabria, according to the player’s agent.
We have been keenly following the developments of the saga and wrote on many occasions that Arsenal are front-runners in the chase to land the youngster. It was reported in Catalan press that Roma are also heavily interested in him but it seems like Arsenal have stolen the march on their rivals.
The player’s agent Raul Verdu is quoted by Daily Mirror as saying: “Our contacts with Arsenal are advanced and I expect a solution in the next week.”
Catalan newspaper reported couple of weeks back, that the player would decide his future shortly and have set his heart for a move to North London. The Catalan club have tried to organize several meetings with the player, but it seems like his future lies seemingly away from Camp Nou.
The Paraguayan striker’s current contract with Barca is due to expire on June 30th 2015, and he has a release clause of €3m.