Not for the the first time this summer, Nuno Tavares has been linked with a move to Atalanta.

The Serie A side’s head of recruitment, Lee Congerton, has had a long-standing interest in the 22 year old, going back to his time at Leicester City, and it looks as if the Italian side may well be in pole position to strike a deal this summer.

The arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko could well open the door for Nuno’s departure, with a season long loan mooted for the former Benfica man.

Clearly there is now a need to start trimming the squad, something Mikel Arteta was unequivocal about earlier in the week, and Tavares is certainly one of the leading candidates for a departure – especially in light of the arrival of another player for the left-back position.

Read today’s Arseblog: Oleksandr Zinchenko signs, and means business