Arsenal are on the verge of completing their first summer signing with widespread reports now indicating they have agreed a deal in principle for the signature of highly-rated Portugal and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares who dreams of moving to the premier league.
As earlier reported by Fabrizio Romano, the gunners had made contact with the entourage of the player about a move to the Emirates and sources from Portugal confirm that Tavares will be penning a five-year contract with the Mikel Arteta led side.
Local publication Jornal de Noticias have confirmed that the Tavares to Arsenal transfer is a done deal and the confirmation from both clubs is now imminent with the 21-year-old expected to link up with his new teammates for pre-season.
The gunners have beaten Italian sides Napoli and Lazio to the signature of Tavares with the Stan Kroenke owned side expected to pay the player's valuation thought to be in the region of around£15m.
Tavares arrives as a player to deputize for Tierney with the Scottish international undoubtedly the first choice left-back at the club since joining from Celtic although Nuno is equally expected to challenge for a starting berth.
Arsenal will now shift their attention in completing deals for Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White and James Madison as they look to make close to five signings in this transfer window.
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