Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares wanted by Olympique Marseille | Football

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Nuno Tavares played 27 times for Arsenal last season (Photo: Getty)

Olympique Marseille are reportedly very keen on signing Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares, who has also been the subject of interest from Atalanta.

Tavares first moved to the Emirates last summer from Benfica to serve as a back-up to first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney.

However, the 22-year-old struggled largely over his 27 appearances and was notoriously pulled out at the break after a very poor performance in the 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace in April.

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Ajax ‘Lisandro Martinez is wanted by Arsenal and Man Utd (Photo: Getty)

While there were some positive moments, including a goal in the 3-1 victory Manchester United, Arsenal do not seem to trust the player yet and are willing to loan out the Portuguese youth international.

The Serie A team Atalanta had become strongly associated with Tavares, but according to Fabrizio Romanoaccording to Foot Mercato, Marseille have participated in the race and appear to have held talks with the Gunners.

The Ligue 1 club really want Tavares, but have not yet agreed with Arsenal on the terms of the transfer, although it will definitely be a loan deal.

Marseille appear to have a good relationship with Mikel Arteta’s club, who have recently signed defender Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from north London, as well as William Saliba on loan, with the French side reportedly interested in buying it. young center-back on a permanent basis. .

Romano also reports that Arsenal are still working on a deal to sign Ajax ‘Lisandro Martinez, who could very well end up being Tavares’ replacement, as the central defense can also play at left back as well as defensive midfield.

Reports suggest Arsenal ware are willing to pay € 30 million (£ 25.8 million) for the Argentine, but Ajax are holding out for at least € 50 million (£ 43 million).

Meanwhile, the Gunners have recently signed midfielder Fabio Vieira and continue to work on deals for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Leeds’ Raphinha.

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