Arsenal target 'packs his bags' with £47m transfer 'imminent' as Chelsea hijack fails

Riccardo Calafiori could indicator for Arsenal this month

Riccardo Calafiori could indicator for Arsenal this month

Arsenal are computed to vanquished Chelsea to the wrapping up of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, who possesses ‘packed his saddlebags’ in advance of a switch to north London, according to reports.

Calafiori came via the AS Roma youth academy but could not respite into their initially team, joining Swiss side FC Basel for €2.6million in August 2022.

After one year in Switzerland, the 22-year-archaic went recommend to Italy, joining Bologna for €4m.

What a wrapping up he possesses been for the Rossoblu. Calafiori tinkered 30 times in Serie A last term to substantiates the Italian nightclub qualify for the Champions League for the initially time.

Playing for Bologna in Europe’s premier tournament appears to be strange, via numerous clubs absorbed in wrapping up the young defender.

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Pioneering the race are Arsenal, but Chelsea are also super anxious, as per Fabrizio Romano.

Romano possesses also pretended that Calafiori reached a salary agreement via Juventus but a send dropped via, via Bologna ‘enraged’ via their league adversaries after they took ridiculously-rated head adviser Thiago Motta from them.

Bologna are claimed to twinge at least €50m for Calafiori, who amazed at Euro 2024 for Italy in yesteryear their last-16 obliteration at the hands of Switzerland.

Arsenal closing in on £46.6m wrapping up of Italy celebrity

His functionalities in Germany have posed him on the radar of numerous clubs but reports from Italy claim that Arsenal are supposed to wrap up the wrapping up.

It is pretended that Calafiori’s saddlebags are already packed via a send to the Emirates ‘unavoidable’.

The Artillerymans have presumably consented to reimbursement Bologna €55m (£46.6m) for the gamer, who icons up via a super cogent defence made by Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have relocated faster than Chelsea and Romano formerly pretended Calafiori possesses already provided the north Londoners the ‘green light’ to indicator him.

Calafiori is without effort a taken off-footed centre-recommend but can tinker on the taken off of a recommend 4, making him a super preferable gamer for Arteta.

He will certainly conceivable wrap up via Gabriel Magalhaes for a discover next off to William Saliba but also via Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Jakub Kiwior and Oleksandr Zinchenko, via one of the latter 2 conceivable to disown this summer season.

Poland worldwide Kiwior possesses verified guarantee since joining Arsenal last January but possesses struggled for recurring mins in Arteta’s team.

There is plenty of inquisitiveness from clubs in Italy after Kiwior amazed for Spezia, making a £24m move to the Premier League 18 months previously.

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