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.
Arsenal are in direct contact with Nuno Tavares agents. Player priority is joining #AFC as he dreams of Premier League future, personal terms won’t be an issue – it’s up to Arsenal. ⚪️🔴
Lokonga has same priority: he’s not considering Serie A bids until Arsenal are in the race. https://t.co/m8S3FwY4h9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2021