Riccardo Calafiori has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, but the Gunners haven’t yet received the green light from his club Bologna. Here’s what we know about the deal.

Calafiori is on the verge of joining Premier League giants Arsenal, but Bologna haven’t yet accepted an offer from the Gunners.

Multiple sources in Italy claim that the Italian international has agreed to sign a €4m-a-year contract with the Gunners, so the only thing remaining to finalise the deal is Bologna’s green light.

Fabrizio Romano confirms that Arsenal are Calafiori’s primary option and that Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and PSG were never in talks for the Bologna centre-back, who is currently on holiday after the Euros.

Calafiori to Arsenal: What we know so far

Bologna said at the beginning of July that they wanted to keep the player, and if he had left, the most likely destination would be a foreign league.

La Gazzetta dello Sport said last week that Calafiori would surely join the Gunners in a deal worth €50m plus add-ons.

Bologna’s asking price is precisely €50m, but Arsenal haven’t yet matched the Rossoblu’s requests.

A recent report from CaughtOffside claimed that Bologna had asked after Jakub Kiwior during negotiations for Calafiori.

The Serie A side will be playing in the Champions League next season and are reportedly interested in signing the ex-Spezia centre-back on a separate deal.

Arsenal talks with Bologna are currently stalling, yet Calafiori’s move to the Emirates Stadium seems only a matter of time.

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