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Barcelona will not give in to the increasing demands of highly-rated forward Toni Sanabria, despite reported transfer interest from Arsenal, reports Sport Witness.

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the 17-year-old will be offered only a little more money, and with no guarantee of first-team football at the turn of his 18th birthday.

Speculation surrounding Sanabria's future has reached fever pitch in the past week, following a series of conflicting reports suggesting whether he would leave Camp Nou in the forthcoming January transfer window.

With a €3million release clause written into his current deal, any club is able to activate negotiations, as Barcelona are unable to offer the talented teenager a senior contract until he turns 18.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to offer Sanabria an escape-route, after receiving favourable reports from Emirates Stadium scout Francis Cagigao, who has been keeping tabs on the player at La Masia academy.

Sanabria scored on his debut for the Barcelona B team, but unless he changes his attitude then it's likely that he'll leave in January, with Arsenal and AS Roma the two favourites for his signature.

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