United alerted following South American's Arsenal rejection

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Joel Campbell's potential move to Arsenal has stalled so the 19-year-old can concentrate on the upcoming World Cup finals.

The Under-20's competition, taking place in Columbia and starting at the end of the month could make the player's potential move to Arsenal and unwelcome distraction.

And his father says any move to Arsenal, or potential suitors Manchester United, won't happen just now.

"We've decided we will not sign anything yet," his father told La Nacion.

"We have other offers on the table that are being analysed, but nothing's done. Let's negotiate after the World Cup.


"We hope to go to the World Cup and that Joel plays well without pressure. We'll see what happens."

His club, Deporivo Sparissa's president, Juan Carlos Rojas, is disappointed that the deal hasn't gone through.

"It's disappointing for football, for Saprissa that these people have not taken Arsenal's offer seriously," explained Rojas.

"I assume the father thinks things will get better after the decision, but there's always a risk.

"It's a pity Costa Rican football could not have a player at Arsenal at the moment."

Previously, United had been reportedly interested in the forward, and other offers have been confirmed as being on the table.

The Costa Rica man is expected to be valued at £1 million, and with United having already spent in excess of £50 million, they should

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