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Nottingham Forest dealt major Arsenal transfer blow as fresh claim made

Latest Nottingham Forest transfer news as an update is provided on the Reds’ pursuit of Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares

Nuno Tavares of Arsenal

A potential deal for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares to join Nottingham Forest is “currently off”, it has been claimed.

Forest had reportedly been working on a move for the 23-year-old, who has played 28 times for Arsenal since joining them from Benfica in 2021. He spent last season on loan with Marseille in Ligue 1.

He looked set to go out again on a temporary basis, with Forest keen as Steve Cooper continues to target a new left-back to replace last season’s loanee Renan Lodi.

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As things stand, that will not be Tavares, according to the latest update from transfers expert Fabrizio Romano. The reporter tweeted to his 18.2 million followers on Saturday afternoon: “Nuno Tavares and Nottingham Forest, deal currently OFF — as he’s already considering different options.”

Less than an hour before that update, Romano had posted: “Understand talks between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal for Nuno Tavares are not easy — deal getting complicated at this stage. There are other options for Nuno now.”

The Reds had been linked with a £30 million move for Tavares, while other reports suggested a loan enquiry has been made. Arsenal’s preference is not clear but Tavares has plenty of other potential suitors across Europe.

Despite that, his future remains in doubt, with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta recently admitting his squad is currently “unsustainable” as he looks to move fringe players on in the summer transfer window.

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