Arsenal handed huge transfer boost with Brazilian target Brenner not needing work permit as he 'owns Italian passport'

ARSENAL have been handed a transfer boost with news that Brazilian target Brenner won't need a work permit, according to reports.

The Sao Paulo forward, 20, is said to own an Italian passport, which would allow him to sign for the Premier League giants.

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The Gunners secured the services of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituanolast year in the same fashion, with the wonderkid also having an Italian passport alongside a Brazilian one.

And Arsenal technical director Edu is said to be ready to move for the talented attacker.

Brenner has scored 17 goals in his last 27 games for Sao Paulo, and is highly-rated in his homeland.

His contract expires in 2022, however there is a £45million release clause in hit.

But it is believed that Sao Paulo will be willing to accept half of that amount with the coronavirus pandemic impacting their finances.

Mikel Arteta's side have struggled for goals this term – scoring just nine times in eight Premier League matches.

It has left Arsenal languishing in 11th, tasting defeat four times already this season.

And with question marks still lingering over Alexandre Lacazette's future, Arsenal may be looking to add another forward to their ranks.

Juventus, PSG and AC Milan are also said to be monitoring Brenner's situation.

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