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Arsenal considering matching talented defender’s €15m release clause


Arsenal have already bolstered their defensive line this summer with the additions of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastahopoulos, although the Gunners seem to remain in the market for further additions.

Daily Cannon, posting an image of Portuguese paper O Jogocite the reports from the continent that Arsenal remain interested in Porto’s highly-rated centre-back Diogo Leite, along with Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The 19-year-old is yet to feature for Porto’s first-team but excelled with the second team last year, making 34 appearances for Porto B in the Ledman Liga Pro and UEFA Youth League.

Porto are keen to renew the teenager’s contract amidst continued interest in their defensive prodigy but Arsenal could make a move to bring the talented youngster to the Emirates Stadium as part of their first-team squad.

While Leite would not be guaranteed first-team football, he could compete for places in the same manner that new midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will.

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