Arsenal are in talks to indication Benfica remaining-back Nuno Tavares, resources have advised ESPN.
The 21-yr-old is viewed as a back-up option for Kieran Tierney, who agreed a new five-yr agreement with the club final week.
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Benfica benefit Tavares at all over €12 million but Arsenal are confident of undertaking a deal for fewer with the participant keen on a move to the Premier League.
Negotiations are continuing for Tavares, who manufactured 24 appearances for Benfica past year such as a 5-moment substitute outing towards Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie in February.
Tavares is seen as an assault-minded comprehensive-back again who can make a good influence in the remaining third in a equivalent mould to two other left-backs that the club appeared at signing in January: Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt.
Equally Bertrand and Van Aanholt will turn out to be free of charge agents future week when their contracts expire at Southampton and Crystal Palace respectively.
Bertrand is closing in on a transfer to Leicester City though Van Aanholt has been linked with Galatasaray. Both of those gamers are searching for a opportunity to compete for regular 1st-staff football but Tavares is youthful and ready to wait around for his opportunity.
Arsenal need to fortify deal with in the remaining-again placement with Sead Kolasinac considered surplus to requirements possessing returned from a mortgage at Schalke and midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has formerly deputised as a still left wing-back, also probable to leave the club.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have rejected a 2nd offer you from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe. The bid was thought to £30m — a £5m raise on their 1st attempt — and dismissed out of hand by Arsenal, who continue to be in talks to prolong the 20-year-old’s contract.