Transfer News: Arsenal defender set to depart as Gunners close in Bologna's Calafiori

Transfer News: Arsenal defender set to depart as Gunners close in Bologna's Calafiori

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 21:01 - 07.07.2024

Arsenal are reportedly close to completing the signing of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafioiri.

Arsenal's Jakub Kiwior may depart the Emirates Stadium this summer as the club pursues a deal for Bologna's Riccardo Calafiori.

Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his defense, and Calafiori is his primary target. However, Kiwior's playing time may be limited, leading to a potential exit.

Calafiori's arrival at Arsenal could mean Kiwior exit

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are close to signing Calafiori and there is interest in Kiwior from Italian clubs.

"Jakub Kiwior could leave Arsenal in case of good proposal, with Riccardo Calafiori close to joining.

"Understand there’s possibility for loan but only with a mandatory buy clause. Italian clubs are keeping close eye to the situation, no formal proposals yet."

"Jakub Kiwior could leave Arsenal if a suitable offer arises, with Riccardo Calafiori close to joining. A loan deal is possible, but only with a mandatory buy clause. Italian clubs are monitoring the situation, but no formal bids have been made yet."

Kiwior made 30 appearances for Arsenal last season scoring 1 goal.

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