Arsenal and Benfica have an agreement in principle for Nuno Tavares - LB target revelead two days ago. Deal set to be completed for €8m as guaranteed fee + add ons.
Personal terms [until June 2026] and agents fee agreed. Paper works still to be signed/completed.
After Napoli and Lazio, also Arsenal have been in contact with Nuno Tavares agents. Benfica are asking around €15/17m to sell the Portuguese left back. [@DiMarzio]
But after Tierney’s contract extension signed, Arsenal will calmly decide how to act on the left back.
Lokonga has same priority: he’s not considering Serie A bids until Arsenal are in the race.
Arsenal official bid to Anderlecht for Albert Sambi Lokonga: €17.5m + add ons [potentially around €4m].
Agreement still to be reached on future sale percentage as Anderlecht want 15%. Personal terms already agreed.
The clubs have since been negotiating a transfer fee with a breakthrough expected soon.
According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, an initial £14.5million is on the table for the Belgian club.
Mikel Arteta is nearing his first signing of the summer with a deal looming for Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Anderlecht playmaker is tipped to fill the hole left by Martin Odegaard following the end of his loan spell from Real Madrid.
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