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Deal Close: Club locked in talks, as 24-year-old looks to complete Arsenal move

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Joel Campbell

Turkish giants Fenerbahce will reportedly push for a move for Arsenal winger Joel Campbell when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

The Costa Rica international is currently on a season-long loan at Sporting where he has struggled to make himself a regular over the course of the campaign.

Campbell, 24, is due to return to north London at the end of his temporary stint, and according to Turkish outlet Takvim, the winger could be heading for his sixth loan spell away from the Emirates this summer.

Turkish giants Fenerbahce have tried to sign the attacker over the past three years, and it is suggested that they will propose a loan contract with the obligation for a permanent £3m switch at the end of next season.

Surprisingly, Campbell has a contract only until the summer of 2018 but the clause will nevertheless include the option to buy with Arsene Wenger not considering him as part of his plans.

Campbell’s entourage are understood to have already held initial discussions over the proposed transfer, and the move is likely to materialise when the player returns to his parent club.

The former Saprissa man has hardly earned a regular run in the Gunners lineup with a work permit restricting his participation during the early stages of his career.

In spite of this, Campbell did manage to get a run in the first-team last term before a young Alex Iwobi stepped up to take his place in the starting lineup.

Campbell has notched three goals and four assists in 26 appearances for Sporting – with more than half of those outings coming off the substitutes’ bench.

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