Arsenal transfers: Gunners ‘ready to HIJACK Man Utd move for Barcelona star’, release clause met

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Gunners will meet Barca’s demands for United target.

Arsenal are ready to pay the £8.4m release clause required to sign Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper this summer, according to latest reports.

The Gunners are keen on the talented Spanish midfielder, who has also been linked with Manchester United in the past, and whose style of play has been compared to ex-Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas.

The north London giants certainly need more options in midfield after an injury to Jack Wilshere, and Samper looks the ideal player to come in before the end of the summer.

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However, according to the Daily Express, Barca hope to persuade him to stay at the Nou Camp by offering him more first-team football in 2015/16.

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