ARSENAL AGREE ONYEKURU FEE

English Premier League club Arsenal have reached an agreement with Belgian club KAS Eupen for the transfer of Henry Onyekuru.

The Gunners have been in talks with the Belgian club since last week, having led a string of Premier League teams interested in signing the winger.

The Nigerian’s contract with the Jupiler club includes a £6.8m buyout clause.

Sky Sports reports that Arsene Wenger’s side have met the clause as they look to rebuild their squad, though the player has yet to agree personal terms.

Reports from Belgium claim Belgian giants Brugge and Anderlecht have also met the player’s buyout clause, but Onyekuru is not interested in joining either club.

The Aspire Academy product is reportedly keen on a switch to Arsenal. Last year, he spoke of his admiration for Arsenal, saying he would be delighted to join the North London club, who won the English FA Cup on Saturday after beating Chelsea.

Onyekuru has impressed  this season, scoring 23 league goals and providing 14 assists for Eupen.

Celtic are also mulling over an offer for the Nigerian who has scored 24 goals this season and provided 14 assists.

Eupen have bids from Anderlecht and Club Brugge while the exhaustive list of clubs to have made other offers includes Arsenal, Red Bull Leipzig, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Monchengladbach, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Nice, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Fiorentina and Roma.

The 19-year-old is away on international duty with Nigeria after being called up for their friendly matches against Corsica and Togo.

The concern has been whether he would get a work permit while the teenager also wants to join a club where he will play regularly and develop.

Swansea City, Brighton and West Ham have also discussed him in the past week.

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