Arsenal are ready to sign £51million Sporting CP centre-back, Goncalo Inacio for their manager, Mikel Arteta.
Inacio has established himself as a vital player at the heart of Sporting’s defence since making his first-team debut in 2020.
The 22-year-old has been extensively scouted by Arsenal’s Premier League rival Liverpool in recent months.
However, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Arsenal are ‘tightening their siege’ on signing the Portugal international ahead of the Reds.
The report added that the Gunners are already aware of the €60 million (£51.5m) release clause in the player’s deal with Sporting and are prepared to pay the fee for him to switch to Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.