Earlier today, big news emerged from Portugal that Arsenal had jumped at the front of the queue for Nuno Tavares.

The defender was a target for a number of clubs, but the Gunners came forward an offer that meant the transfer was now considered ‘imminent’, according to Jornal De Noticias.

There was no fee mentioned, but Gazzetta dello Sport make sure to give us those details, claiming Arsenal ‘have the advantage of wanting to pay the €15m requested by Benfica’.

However, Napoli, who were also on the case, ‘have no intention of giving up’, and their director of football, Cristiano Giuntoli, ‘has already discussed’ the possibility of ‘an offer that includes €10m in cash plus €2m in easily reachable bonuses’.

That could be enough, because Gazzetta state ‘in this respect, the will of the player will be desire’.

Perhaps it isn’t time for celebration just yet over at the Emirates, but it still seems to be advantage Arsenal.