Lazio have reportedly found an ‘agreement in principle’ with Arsenal for the transfer of Nuno Tavares, according to reports from Italy.

The information is revealed by journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. He claims that following a deal between the clubs, the Serie A side now need to convince the player himself.

Alfredo Pedulla is another one confirming the deal, providing a few more details than his compatriot. He claims Lazio are getting Tavares from Arsenal on a one-year loan, and will then have an obligation to buy him for €7m.

It’s said the Gunners had actually been demanding €10m for the sale, and after some days of negotiations, they’ve agreed to a €3m discount.

According to Pedulla, the transfer is being aided by Mattéo Guendouzi, who used to play for Arsenal and now belongs to Lazio. It’s said he has a good relationship Tavares and has been convincing him to accept the move.

Lazio director Angelo Mariano Fabiani has also confirmed today that the negotiations are heading towards a happy ending. The quotes come from

“We are very interested, there is correspondence between the two clubs on the agreement, which we actually found yesterday,” he is quoted as saying.