Arsenal are close to sign Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna

Reports claims that Arsenal had finalised the deal with Bologna in order to sign Riccardo Calafiori in this summer transfer window.

He is currently one of the best defender in Serie A after the performance he gave in the last season. His performance had attracted interest from several clubs, but he wants to join Arsenal only, he will be earning around 4 million euros net per season.

Riccardo Calafiori has agreed the personal talks with Arsenal

Arsenal have already reached an agreement with Calafiori on personal terms, and player is ready to join the club as soon as he gets a green light.

But the deal has not finalized yet according to italian reporters, the reason behind the deal not finalized yet is that both clubs have not agreed on the transfer fee.

Some top journalist have reported that Arsenal is ready to pay below 50 million euros than what Bologna is asking for the player, the italians are not decreasing the price and standing hard on their demands.

The Italians wants Gunners to come back with an improved and better offer, potentially increasing the money or include some bonuses, but as of today there has been no agreement between both the clubs.

Riccardo Calafiori is a player which help Gunners to improve their defence significantly, his presence can boost the defence specially at the bench, we all saw the way he played in the current Euros, he was best player on the pitch and his defending was top notch.

Arsenal always wanted a defender who can help them boost their defence at the bench, a defender coming from the bench and making an impact, they did not had any kind of player of this profil last and it became one of the reason that they lost the league to Man City.

Riccardo Calafiori transfer talks are currently being stall by Bologna

He is currently playing in serie A and from there he will be coming to Premier league, which is currently the best league in the world, it will going to some time in order to him get used to the pace and the environment of the league and the way Arsenal plays once he does that I don’t see any other reason for him not give his best performances.

Till now Arsenal have not yet Bologna’s asking price for the 22 year old defender, according to the reports. The plus point that Arsenal have is that the player have already agreed the personal terms with the club, the Gunners are just waiting for the Italians to accept their offer or come near their offer.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano have stated that Gunners have not raised their price above £42.3million valuation, talks have stalled because of the Euros but now talks have resumed and are moving fast after the exit of Italy from Euros 2024. Things are getting completing becauses of the sell on clause that the Italian have in the players contract.

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