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Ousmane Diomande makes Arsenal transfer decision

Ousmane Diomande makes Arsenal transfer decision

Ousmane Diomande news

Diomande prefers Sporting stay
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Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande is happy to stay with the Portuguese outfit amid interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners tried to sign him from Midtjylland at the beginning of the year, but they were beaten to his signature by Sporting.

They made another attempt to purchase him from Sporting for €35m last summer, but the Portuguese side declined the offer.

Sporting are aware of the potential of the young Ivorian, and they are prepared to keep him until next summer at least.

It is now reported by A Bola that the youngster is content at the Portuguese side and is not exploring a move elsewhere for now.

The 19-year-old wants to earn more experience and prefers to continue at a club where he is an assured starter at the moment.

Arsenal are nonetheless expected to step up their interest next year. They could make a renewed bid for him at the end of the campaign.

Diomande currently has a release clause worth €80m in his contract.