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Arsenal leading Real Madrid in race to sign Nicolas Tagliafico

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also interested in Tagliafico (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Tagliafico brushed off speculation that he could be set for a move to Atleti in the summer transfer window.‘If [Diego] Simeone is interested in me and really loves me then it means that I’m doing well,’ he said.‘But now the important thing is to think about the Ajax.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesArsenal could be set for a major squad overhaul, with Monchi reportedly set for a reunion with Emery in north London after stepping down from his post as Roma’s sporting director.Emery trusts Monchi from their time together at Sevilla where the latter oversaw the construction of a squad that won three successive Europa League titles. Nicolas Tagliafico is firmly on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in pole position to sign Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, according to reports in Spain.Nacho Monreal is set to leave Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer, with Sead Kolasinac establishing himself as Unai Emery’s first-choice left-back in the Premier League this season.The Gunners are scouring the market for Monreal’s long-term replacement after accepting the Spaniard’s imminent departure and Tagliafico has been identified as a potential solution at full-back.Marca claims that Tagliafico is attracting interest from a number of top European clubs, but Arsenal boss Emery is ‘best positioned’ to land the 26-year-old defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe report suggests that Ajax are demanding a fee of around €20million (£17m) for the sought-after Argentina international.It’s understood both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also plotting moves for Tagliafico ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Arsenal leading Real Madrid in race to sign Nicolas Tagliaficocenter_img Emery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:30FullscreenEmery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man Utd is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Jose Mourinho is PSG’s first choice to replace Thomas Tuchel as Zinedine Zidane seals Real Madrid return Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Mar 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link571Shares Advertisementlast_img read more