BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Arsenal's bid to sign promising Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell appears to have failed.
The 19-year-old was all set for a £900,000 move from Deportivo Saprissa.
However, it now appears talks have broken down with the youngster's representatives.
Saprissa president Juan Carlos Rojas told La Nacion newspaper: "It is a disappointment for football, for Saprissa and for me that they have decided not to take up an offer from as serious and first-class people as Arsenal.
"I hope it works out for Joel.
"I assume his father thinks that things will get better and that's why he made this decision, but, hey, there's always a risk.
"It's a shame that Costa Rican football could not have a player at Arsenal at this time."