- Nottingham Forest reportedly ready to offer £30 million for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares.
- Tavares has expressed a strong desire to remain in the Premier League, making Forest a favourable destination.
- Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Forest’s bid, signalling strong interest in the player.
The East Midlands club is reportedly prepared to offer up to £30 million for the Portuguese left-back, putting them ahead of other interested European clubs.
Having previously attracted attention from Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg, Tavares has expressed a preference to remain in the Premier League.
This seemingly places Steve Cooper’s Forest in pole position to secure his signature.
Despite the swirling transfer rumours, Tavares is currently focused on his training with Arsenal, following his return after a loan stint with Marseille last season.
Photographs circulating on Instagram show him engaged in training drills with his teammates.
The 23-year-old’s future has been a hot topic in recent weeks.
While several teams have shown interest in the former Benfica player, Forest’s formal bid has notably been the first from any Premier League club.
This proactive approach by Forest may see them win the race for Tavares, especially given the player’s desire to stay in England.
While Nottingham Forest’s £30m proposal is a significant statement, it remains to be seen whether the offer will be accepted by the North London club.
Meanwhile, in Arsenal news unrelated to the potential transfer, the Gunners emerged victorious in a three-by-30 minutes friendly against Luton, winning 3-0. David Raya, following his transfer from Brentford, showcased his skills for 60 minutes.
Speaking about the competition Raya offers Aaron Ramsdale, Arteta said, “The way I see them training, I saw a training session they did the other day, it was fantastic.
“I think the connection that they have straight away is really good, but this is something that doesn’t surprise me. This is what I expect from players. It’s the same that I expect when I brought Declan.
“What is their reaction? Hopefully really, really positive because the team wants to be better. If that’s not the reaction, the team doesn’t want to be better, then I will be worried. Then we haven’t created an environment that we want at this club.”