Nuno Tavares is to undergo a medical ahead of confirming his £6.8m transfer from Benfica to Arsenal.
The 21-year old left back will become Mikel Arteta‘s first signing of what promises to be a busy summer for Arsenal who will pay a further £1.5m in add ons for the Portugal U21 international.
Tavares – who is viewed as cover for first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney – made his breakthrough into Benfica’s first-team in 2019, and went on to make 14 league appearances during an impressive last season.
Nuno Tavares is to undergo a medical ahead of confirming his £6.8m transfer from Benfica to Arsenal
Tavares is viewed as cover for Kieran Tierney (L) and will become Mikel Arteta’s first summer signing
Arsenal are close to finalising a deal for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga having raised their bid to around £18m including add-ons and are continuing discussions with Brighton over a £55m deal for Ben White.
The south coast outfit are maintaining their stance of wanting £50m in guaranteed payments.
Talks between both clubs are continuing over the structure of the deal, and England international White is keen to make the move.
Lokonga meanwhile earned his first call-up to Belgium’s senior squad this year, and he is also on Roberto Martinez’s standby list for Euro 2020.
The north London club also want Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale plus a further two signings as they look for an attacking midfielder and striker.
Arsenal are close to finalising a deal for Albert Sambi Lokonga (L) and are continuing discussions for Ben White (R)
They also want Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale plus a further two signings
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