Benfica have ended negotiations with Arsenal over full back Armand Traoré. The French defender has failed to agree personal terms despite previously admitting his desire to complete the transfer to the Aguias.
Traoré had a medical at the Estadio da Luz yesterday after both club’s agreed on a £3.4 million deal, with £2 million being paid up front. Arsenal had also negotiated a favourable sell on clause of around 25% but Armand’s wage demands saw the deal break down. The former Monaco trainee is on around £12,000 a week with the Gunners, whereas Benfica are keen to pay around half that as the player is under 21 and not currently getting first team action.
Armand has now returned to London. As yet there are no other club’s in contact over the player.