Reports in Portugal suggest that Nuno Tavares is on the radar of both Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg.
The 23 year old is surplus to requirements at Arsenal, and with the club keen to trim down the squad, interest from Germany in the Portuguese defender will be welcome news.
Tavares spent last season on loan at Marseille, initially impressing with some typically chaotic but effective attacking displays, and by New Year’s Day had scored 5 of the 6 goals he would eventually rack up.
The second half of the campaign wasn’t quite as good, and there were rumours of difficulties with coach Igor Tudor, but in total he made 39 appearances for the Ligue 1 side – making him one of our more successful loan players.
This summer he was involved in the European U21 Championships, and has yet to feature – but with the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Jurrien Timber, Jakub Kiwior, Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu ahead of him in the pecking order, his departure seems inevitable.
O Jogo suggest Arsenal are looking for a fee of around €15m for a player who cost €7m from Benfica in the summer of 2021.
Meanwhile, the future of Kieran Tierney is up for discussion again, with reports of a loan offer from Real Sociedad – the team based in Mikel Arteta’s home town of San Sebastian.
Having been linked heavily with Newcastle earlier in the summer, no firm offer has materialised from the north-east, or any other Premier League club thus far.
There are still three weeks to go in the window, so a lot can happen, but it would be a bit of a surprise to see him go abroad given his well-documented issues with homesickness while in London.