Premier league news Arsenal to get £1m windfall if Chuba Akpom seals Middlesbrough transfer Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Arsenal transfer news includes a former player who could offer Mikel Arteta a surprise windfall which will come in handy before the summer transfer window closes
Breaking News ! Former Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is reportedly close to sealing a return to England. According to reports in Greece, the 24-year-old is set to swap PAOK for Middlesbrough with the Championship club set to pay a transfer fee in the region of €3m (£2.7m). Furthermore, Gazetta.Gr claim it's Akpom's wish to return home and it would appear he will soon get his wish. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Any deal which seals Akpom's return to England will be welcome news for the Arsenal as they would be in line to receive a surprise welcome windfall which will help to boost their transfer budget. A deal taking Akpom to the Riverside Stadium could see the Gunners pocket a fee in the region of just over a £1m. That is because of an 40% sell-on clause which was negotiated before the forward joined PAOK two years ago. However, the clause landed Arsenal in hot water with FIFA as they were handed a fine of 40,000 Swiss francs ($42,300) and warned about its conduct regarding player transfers. "The committee considers that, by the mere existence of these clauses, Frosinone and PAOK FC are influenced by Arsenal in employment and transfer-related matters," FIFA disciplinary committee member Thomas Hollerer wrote in the verdict document. "The committee considers that the relevant clauses undoubtedly grant Arsenal the ability to influence in employment and transfer-related matters the independence, policies and the performance of PAOK FC and Frosinone’s teams. Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta's surprise chat to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal Read More Related Articles Emi Martinez leaves Arsenal to seal Aston Villa transfer "It is evident that in a scenario in which PAOK FC and/or Frosinone receive two similar and/or identical offers for the transfer of the relevant players, one being from a club in the United Kingdom and the other one coming from a club outside the United Kingdom. "PAOK FC and Frosinone would be more inclined to accept the offer coming from the club outside the United Kingdom, as it would make the operation most profitable from a purely financial point of view." Sign up to our Arsenal newsletter for Houssem Aouar updates Why should you sign up? Houssem Aouar is the talk of all Arsenal fans at the moment and football.london will bring you the very latest updates on the Gunners' transfer pursuit of the Lyon midfielder.
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With that said, 40% of £2.7m is £1.08m, and whilst that's not a massive fee, it could be used to fund a move for Runar Alex Runarsson. According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are interested in signing the Iceland international as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez and the have opened talks with Dijon over a deal said to be in the region of £1.5m. And with Arsenal said to be interested in big-money deals for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, the Akpom windfall could come in handy as they won't have to touch the £20m received from Aston Villa for Martinez.
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