Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed his desire to sign Reiss Nelson on loan from Arsenal, but insists the deal is not yet done.
One of the sticking points may be the conclusion of a new deal for the 18 year old as the Gunners want to secure his future before giving the green light for the departure.
The club have been trying to tie him down to new terms for some time now and hope to bring things to a conclusion this week, at which point he can spend the 2018-19 season with the Bundesliga outfit.
Speaking today, Nagelsmann said, “We’ve taken an interest in Reiss Nelson, I can disclose that, but nothing is set in stone as there are still things to clear up.
“If it all works out, we’ll have a player with great pace who can do a lot with the ball.”
The transfer window for clubs outside England closes tomorrow, although loans can be made to Football League teams, and it appears that Nelson is going to be the only departure of note despite rumours involving Alexandre Lacazette and Mohamed Elneny.
For more on Reiss Nelson and this potential move, check out this Arseblog post.