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Arsenal boss ready to trigger buy-out clause for Barcelona midfielder

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be preparing to trigger the buy-out clause of Barcelona ace Sergi Samper, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old has been a regular feature for the Barcelona B squad who are now in the Spanish third division after being relegated from the second tier last season, but has been given very limited game time for the senior team.

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Apart from the Gunners, Portuguese giants Porto are also linked with a move for the holding midfielder, but the player is believed to be keen on a switch to the Premier League.

Barca boss Luis Enrique is said to be keen on letting the player remain at the club despite being unable to give him a regular role due to the consistent form on Sergio Busquets in the middle of the park.

Wenger is now being tipped to trigger his £8.5million release-clause after failing to sign him back in 2011 when he completed a deal for current right-back Hector Bellerin from the La Liga side.


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