Report: Atalanta's move to sign Nuno Tavares from Arsenal has stalled
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Report: Atalanta's move to sign Nuno Tavares from Arsenal has stalled

Atalanta’s move to sign Nuno Tavares has stalled, with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that Arsenal have no interest in agreeing an option to buy as part of the loan deal.

Tavares looks destined to leave the Gunners before the transfer deadline passes. The 22-year-old has fallen down the pecking order in North London following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko.

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There have been plenty of admirers. Reports have claimed that Brighton have held talks with Arsenal over a potential move amid speculation that Marc Cucurella could leave the Seagulls.

But in the last few days, it seems that Atalanta have moved to the front of the queue. In fact, it was suggested that the Serie A side were confident about agreeing a move for the left-back.

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However, it seems that there is now some doubt over a move. According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations have stalled. And one of the reasons for that is that Arsenal are not prepared to agree an option to buy as part of any loan deal that takes place.

Atalanta’s move to sign Nuno Tavares has stalled

Tavares would surely benefit from leaving Arsenal this summer. Unfortunately, he does not appear to be ready for the demands of regular football for the Gunners.

Heading to Atalanta would be a really exciting option. They have now registered six top-half finishes in a row in Serie A, finishing third three times.

You can understand why they are keen to agree an option as part of the loan deal. He is an ‘exceptional‘ talent with a lot of potential.

But Arsenal clearly do not want to lose him in the long run. So it will be interesting to see how the stalemate is broken.

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