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Arsenal in contact with agent of Nuno Tavares

Arsenal are in contact with the agents of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares with a view to signing him this summer. Reports from The Guardian journalist Fabrizio Romano and Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio suggest that the Gunners are very keen on the 21-year-old and have been in direct contact with the youngster’s representatives.

Romano report that both Napoli and Lazio have made their interest known, however the player wishes to play in the Premier League next season, giving Arsenal an advantage.

Benfica are asking around €15-17m to sell the Portuguese left back and after Kieran Tierney’s contract extension announcement, Arsenal will “calmly decide how to act on the left back.”

Romano also reports that Arsenal are the players “priority” and personal terms won’t be an issue with the onus now being on Arsenal to make an offer to Benfica.