Dutch reports today claim that Feyenoord are hopeful of coming to an agreement with Arsenal for Reiss Nelson although it’s not clear if that would be a loan or a permanent move.
A report in a number of Dutch outlets claim that Arsenal and Feyenoord have begun the ‘exploratory phase’ of talks, meaning the two sides are sounding each other out to find if there is likely to be any middle ground before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.
Nelson wasn’t included in Arsenal’s squad that travelled to Manchester at the weekend, with Mikel Arteta instead naming two goalkeepers on the bench after Nicolas Pepe’s late withdrawal through a non-covid illness.
Arteta has not been subtle in making it clear to Nelson that he has no role at Arsenal under his management. He’s seen just 19 minutes of action in the league since the end of 2020 and has made just nine appearances since the start of last season, a total of 262 minutes.
Feyenoord had been hoping to sign Amad Diallo from Manchester United but the player picked up an injury in training, scuppering any deal.
“He has been injured, it is cancelled,” technical director Frank Arnesen told Algemeen Dagblad on Sunday. “Too bad, everything was settled. I’ve talked a lot with the people at Manchester United, but it’s more sensible to let him recover at that club. It may be a while before he is back.”
Nelson is under contract at Arsenal until 2023.