Arsenal agree £7million misfit’s transfer exit with three more outgoings considered

Arsenal agree £7million misfit's transfer exit with three more outgoings considered

Lazio are set to discuss personal terms with Nuno Tavares (Image: Ritchie Sumpter/NFFC via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s left-back Nuno Tavares, who returned to north London this summer after a failed loan stint with Nottingham Forest, has been granted permission to talk personal terms with Lazio.

For left-back Nuno Tavares, who has been granted permission to talk about personal conditions with the Serie A side, Arsenal and Lazio have agreed on a loan-to-buy agreement.

Not that Tavares is in Mikel Arteta’s plans. He has stated that he wants to play for the Gunners through the preseason before deciding on his future later this summer.

However, after a lacklustre loan stint at Nottingham Forest, Arsenal made it clear to Tavares that he might leave, and now Lazio has agreed to a loan deal that includes a buyout commitment valued between £6 million and £7 million as well as a sell-on clause.

According to Mirror Football, Tavares’ representatives and Lazio are scheduled to speak via video conference today over personal terms. Dutch powerhouses Ajax had also expressed a hesitant interest.

Due to several peripheral players in their ranks who could be let go for the appropriate price, Arsenal is starting to tighten up their efforts to clear the decks.

Although signing a contract with the Red Devils, Marseille has unable to reach a personal agreement with Mason Greenwood of Manchester United. As a result, the French team is now expressing interest in Eddie Nketiah, a striker. Pablo Longoria, the club president, is spearheading Marseille’s pursuit of Nketiah, having earlier entertained the idea of making an offer in the summer of 2022.

Edu, the sporting director, is prepared to entertain permanent proposals for Nketiah, and West Ham has also shown interest in winger Reiss Nelson. Albert Sambi Lokonga’s initial loan from Sevilla to Arsenal is still being discussed, with the goal of a permanent move.

Regarding incomings, the Gunners have had a deal for Wolves custodian Dan Bentley, 30, rejected. The bid was estimated to be worth around £50,000. If signed, Bentley would assist in supporting David Raya and Aaron Ramsdale at the Emirates Stadium. He is a homegrown player with a wealth of experience.

Negotiations are still on with Bologna regarding a transfer for Arsenal’s target, defender Riccardo Calafiori, who is valued at £45 million. Since the Gunners have advanced in negotiations with the player’s representation, rival suitors have cooled their interest.

Arteta recently revealed that Arsenal will be active in the summer transfer market in an interview with ESPN, saying, “We are looking to improve in every possible department.” In addition to the obvious slowdown caused by the Euros and Copa America, there are additional laws that we must observe and be aware of. Now hopefully things will start to pick up a little.

“We will make an effort to fix the things that need to be done, no doubt about that. However, the market is complex. We have demonstrated a great deal of aggression and determination, and we are absolutely clear about what we want to do. Finding the appropriate agreements at the appropriate times will be key.

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