Multiple sources claim Riccardo Calafiori has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, but Bologna have not yet accepted the Gunners’ offer.

Italy international Calafiori is on the verge of joining Arsenal, but the defender’s club, Bologna, have not yet given the green light.

Saturday’s printed edition of Il Corriere dello Sport, on page 17, reports that Arsenal have not yet matched the Rossoblu’s €50m asking price. They are close but not quite there yet, so negotiations between the two clubs must continue.

Why Calafiori’s Arsenal transfer is not yet a done deal

Tuttosport, on page 15, adds that bonuses and add-ons will unlock the deal, allowing Calafiori to join Arsenal. The Italy international is expected to sign a €4m-a-year contract until June 2029.

Calafiori seems destined to join Arsenal anyway, and Gazzetta reported on Friday that the 22-year-old would complete a move to the Emirates Stadium for circa €53m, including bonuses.

Bologna haven’t yet given the green light, but Arsenal are by far the best-placed team to sign Calafiori this summer.

4 thought on “Why Calafiori’s Arsenal transfer is not yet a done deal”
  1. Another benchwarmer. No way he is playing ahead of Gabriel and Saliba. Possibly might play at left back but bad move for Italian national team. Could have played regularly with Bologna in Champions but is getting wages double so good luck to him.

  2. You will instead see another italian talent Nicolo Casale if they bring him from Lazio(and apparently that is the plan) @BoB

  3. It would be the biggest shame if out best up and coming centre back doesn’t stay/sign for an italian club. Utterly shameful.

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