Forest ‘hope to pay £30m’ for Arsenal outcast in surprise boost to Arteta’s transfer kitty

According to a source, Nottingham Forest is prepared to spend £30 million on Nuno Tavares, a left-back for Arsenal.

For almost £7 million, Arsenal acquired the Portuguese left-back from Benfica in the summer of 2021.

The player’s first season at the club wasn’t smooth, and he eventually left on loan to play for Marseille in 2022–23.


Given the potential Tavares had shown the previous year, that season in France went about as well as everyone had hoped. In 39 games across all leagues, he failed to record any assists while scoring six goals.

Tavares was regarded to be dangerous going forward but problematic defensively when he temporarily left Arsenal, and it is safe to say he has not significantly improved the latter portion of his game.


who want to spend a lot of money on the 23-year-old.

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To the surprise of Arsenal supporters like myself, Steve Cooper’s team ‘are trying to do a £30m deal,’ according to the Mirror.

According to reports, West Ham is also considering hiring the Portuguese left-back.

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Jurrien Timber’s ruptured ACL versus Forest will keep Mikel Arteta out of action for a while, but even if £30 million is on the table, the Arsenal manager is unlikely to reconsider giving Tavares a chance.

Forest and the Gunners are in talks regarding Tavares’ transfer, according to Football London.

There is also interest from German clubs Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen, though the player’s ‘preference’ is to play in the Premier League.

It is added that Tavares is no longer a part of Arteta’s plans despite a productive season on loan at Marseille.

Arteta is eager to offload several players before the transfer window closes and the report claims Cedric Soares and Albert Sambi Lokonga ‘will be allowed to leave at the right price’.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe is attracting interest from Turkish giants Besiktas, Real Sociedad want to sign Kieran Tierney on loan, and Monaco are ‘expected to make a second bid’ for Folarin Balogun.

On Tierney, it is believed Arsenal are not willing to loan him out but are open to selling the Scottish left-back.

Newcastle United have been linked with the former Celtic youngster all summer but a move now appears unlikely after they agreed a deal to sign Chelsea teenager Lewis Hall for £28m.

Raising the funds through the sale of Tavares could go a long way for Arsenal after Timber’s injury.

Arteta admitted he is open to signing a new defender but it is unlikely he will be able to do so unless he offloads one or two players.


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