A new report by Portuguese outlet Record that was translated into English by Sport Witness, revealed that English Premier League giants Arsenal FC are currently in negotiations with Benfica over the signing of their star player Gonçalo Guedes.

The Gunners have been heavily in the news as far this January transfer window is concerned, with many names linked to them. And even when manager Arsene Wenger insisted that he is not looking to bring in anyone to the North London club before the end of the month, this has not stopped them being linked with a host of names.

However, Portuguese outlet Record have boldly claimed that Arsenal are currently in negotiations with Benfica over the signing of Gonçalo Guedes.

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Last season, Guedes enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for the Portuguese club. This season, he has really taken his game to the next level  with 7 goals as well as providing 7 assists in 28 appearances in all competitions so far.

The wonderkid has attracted both the attention and the interest of many clubs due to his fine performances. It was additionally added that Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is presently in London alongside agent Jorge Mendes, to negotiate the sale of the 20-year-old talented player to Arsenal. Guedes has a £51.8 million release clause in his contract.

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