Real Madrid target close to signing new Arsenal deal

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Reiss Nelson has revealed he wants to sign a new contract with Arsenal despite reported interest from Real Madrid.

 The 18-year-old will have 12 months left to run on his existing Arsenal deal at the end of the season and Madridare monitoring his future at the Emirates.

 Paris Saint-Germain are understood to have also expressed an interested in prising the teenager away from Arsenal but Nelson says he intends to commit to the Gunners.

 “It is a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I’m just delighted with the contract and hopeful that I can sign it soon,” he told the London Evening Standard.

 “Wenger is one of the biggest [influences] for me, he keeps pushing the youngster – me, Eddie [Nketiah] and Joe [Willock] – I think he has got a bright future planned for us.

 “We just have to keep training well and he is always going to push us and will give us first-team football when the opportunities arise.”

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