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Transfer News: Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United battle to sign Sporting Lisbon star



Nuno Mendes is profoundly rated across Europe and has quite recently been remunerated for his talents with another long term contract at Sporting total with a huge money release clause.

The Gunners have apparently made a clear sign to Sporting Lisbon that they wish to sign the talented young full-back Nuno Mendes.

Nuno Mendes has been attracting enthusiasm from across Europe, with Manchester United and Liverpool among the clubs observing the 18-year-old.

Portuguese publication O Jogo report Arsenal have indicated the most enthusiasm of the Premier League trio however, with their sternest competition originating from AC Milan.

AC Milan have even held up an offer for Nuno Mendes’ services worth £13.5m including a percentage of any sell-on fee later on.

Sporting Lisbon are requesting substantially more than that for the young defender, which is proving to be the problem for Arsenal.

Nuno Mendes has as of late signed another contract with Sporting Lisbon which runs until 2025 .

The Portuguese club are accordingly under no strain to sell, and are mentioning for any likely admirers to initiate the £40 .5m release clause in the left-back’s contract if they wish to sign him this summer.

They would almost certainly acknowledge a lower fee but their valuation is some way off that of intrigued clubs, especially as Nuno Mendes has not reached double figure in senior appearances yet.

Nuno Mendes has represented Portugal at each age group from under-16 to under-19 however.

His adaptability is also a bonus as well, as he can play at centre-back also as a left-back.

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Liverpool were at that point said to have made enquiries with respect to the young talented defender in the summer as they looked for back-up for Andy Robertson, however rather decided on £11 .75m signing Kostas Tsimikas.

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