Tag: Benfica

Departure of Nuno Tavares, Benfica player, to London, at Humberto Delgado airport. Departure from Nuno Tavares to London Lisbon, 07/02/2021 - Copyright Andr xLuisxAlvesx

Arsenal confirm Lazio loan deal

Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares joins Serie A side Lazio on loan with an obligation to buy, seeking a fresh start in Italy.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: João Neves of SL Benfica is seen during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Rangers FC and SL Benfica at Ibrox Stadium on March 14, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal scout Manchester United target multiple times

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Joao Neves on multiple occasions recently, but he'll be a costly signing this summer.
Sporting Lisbon's Swedish forward #09 Viktor Gyokeres celebrates scoring during the Portuguese League football match between Rio Ave FC and Sporting CP at the Rio Ave FC - Dos Arcos stadium in Vila do Conde, on February 25, 2024. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal scout prolific 36-goal striker again as he assists another

Arsenal send an official to scout Sporting Lisbon's Ousmane Diomande and Viktor Gyokeres in a crucial cup tie. Both players impressed, with Gyokeres assisting a goal. Will Arsenal invest big to bring them to London this summer? Read the full story.
Guinea-Bissau's forward #3 Franculino Dju cools off ahead of during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan, on January 18, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal scout 12-goal, 5-assist 19yo striker also watched by Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal join transfer race for FC Midtjylland's young striker Franculino. Will the Gunners win the race against Ajax, PSV & Dortmund?
Sporting Lisbon's Danish midfielder #42 Morten Hjulmand heads the ball during the Portuguese League football match between Sporting CP and Casa Pia at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, on January 29, 2024. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham deal stalls after player’s Arsenal tattoo discovered

Tottenham's interest in Morten Hjulmand cools due to a surprising factor: the player's Arsenal tattoo.
Benfica's Brazilian forward #36 Marcos Leonardo celebrates after scoring his team's sixth goal during the Portuguese league football match between SL Benfica and FC Vizela at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on February 18, 2024. (Photo by FILIPE AMORIM / AFP) (Photo by FILIPE AMORIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Report claims Arsenal make €30m+ bid for Benfica striker

Arsenal have reportedly made a €30m+ bid for Benfica striker Marcos Leonardo. Could the Brazilian be the Gunners' next attacking star?
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Cedric Soares and Martin Oedegaard of Arsenal celebrates following their side's victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Unwanted Arsenal man’s wage demands blocked January exit

Cedric wants gold! Arsenal defender rejects Benfica move for bigger payday
Marcos Leonardo signs for Benfica until 2029 (Photo via SLBenfica.pt)

Benfica sign Arsenal centre-forward target

Benfica have signed Marcos Leonardo from Santos, following links between the player and Arsenal last month.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal scouts watch 2 players in Champions League clash

Arsenal scouts were present at the Champions League clash between Benfica and Real Sociedad, amid links to a couple of Sociedad stars.
Sporting's Ivorian defender Ousmane Diomande celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Portuguese league football match between Sporting CP and SL Benfica at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on May 21, 2023. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP) (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Brexit stopped €35m Arsenal transfer

Brexit complications stopped Arsenal from signing defender Ousmane Diomande, who now plays for Sporting, according to Ove Pedersen, sporting vice-director at Midtjylland.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Antonio Reyes of Arsenal looks up at the Ajax supporters during the UEFA Champions League, group B, match between Ajax and Arsenal at the Amsterdam Arena. September 27, 2005 in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tragic Arsenal star’s son signs for Real Madrid

Jose Antonio Reyes Junior, son of late Arsenal legend Jose Antonio Reyes, signs his first professional contract with Real Madrid, marking a new chapter in the Reyes family's football legacy.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Cedric Soares and Martin Oedegaard of Arsenal celebrates following their side's victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

2nd Arsenal player could still leave this month: 3 clubs interested

Cedric Soares could still join Nicolas Pepe in leaving Arsenal this month, despite the closure of the British transfer window.
Montpellier's French forward Elye Wahi celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Montpellier Herault SC at The Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France on May 7, 2023. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Crystal Palace and West Ham close in on long-linked Arsenal targets

Insight into Julian Draxler's uncertain future at PSG and Elye Wahi's rising profile, as both players are linked with potential moves to Arsenal.
Benfica's Cloe Lacasse celebrates scoring during the UEFA Women's Champions League group D football match between FC Rosengard and SL Benfica in Malmo, Sweden, on December 7, 2022. - Sweden (Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

New Arsenal striker explains ‘dream’ move to London

Canadian footballer Cloe Lacasse shares insights into her Arsenal move, the challenges for Canadian players, and her World Cup ambitions.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Kaoru Mitoma of Brighton & Hove Albion is put under pressure by Cedric Soares of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on November 09, 2022. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal man changes mind about staying

Cedric Soares is attracting plenty of interest as he now looks to complete a summer transfer away from Arsenal, according to a report.
FRISCO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 22: Honoka Hayashi #16 of Japan kicks the ball in front of Cloé Lacasse #20 of Canada during the second half of a 2023 SheBelieves Cup match at Toyota Stadium on February 22, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm 29yo Benfica forward signing

Canadian footballer Cloe Lacasse embarks on a new journey with Arsenal after a goal-studded stint with Benfica, ready to lift the Gunners' game.
Benfica's Cloé Lacasse (L) vies for the ball Rosengard's Jessica Wik during the UEFA Women's Champions League group D football match between FC Rosengard and SL Ben-fica in Malmo, Sweden, on December 7, 2022. - Sweden OUT (Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

70 goals in 74 games: Arsenal make offer to Canadian forward

Cloé Lacasse has been linked with a record-breaking move to Arsenal from Benfica. If confirmed, it could be a landmark in Portuguese women's football.
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille on December 29, 2022. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Nuno Tavares returns to Benfica

Arsenal's Nuno Tavares visits his old school, reconnecting with his Benfica roots, while expressing satisfaction with the Portuguese club's recent title win.
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille on December 29, 2022. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

How Roberto Martinez could cost Arsenal €1m

Arsenal will have to pay Benfica another €1m for Nuno Tavares should the defender be selected by Roberto Martinez for Portugal.
SANGOLQUI, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 21: Matheus Gonçalves of Flamengo controls the ball during the first leg match between Independiente del Valle and Flamengo as part of the CONMEBOL Recopa Sudamericana 2023 at Banco Guayaquil Stadium on February 21, 2023 in Sangolqui, Ecuador. (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Arsenal join race for talented 17yo Flamengo winger

Arsenal are among the clubs showing interest in 17-year-old Flamengo winger Matheus Gonçalves, as they compete with Ajax, Man City, and Benfica.
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille on December 29, 2022. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Nuno Tavares shares tweet mocking Sporting CP

Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares was watching on from afar as Arsenal drew with Sporting CP on Thursday, and he retweeted a tweet mocking the Gunners' opponents afterwards.
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 28: Alejandro Grimaldo #3 of Benfica celebrates scoring a goal against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Benfica and Juventus at Red Bull Arena on July 28, 2018 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Newcastle United join January race for Arsenal target

Juventus and Newcastle United are joining Arsenal in the race for Alejandro Grimaldo, as he runs down his contract with Benfica.
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 28: Alejandro Grimaldo #3 of Benfica celebrates scoring a goal against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Benfica and Juventus at Red Bull Arena on July 28, 2018 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Arsenal could bid for €7m 26yo in the coming days

Arsenal are intensifying their interest in Alejandro Grimaldo and could make a bid for the defender in the coming days, according to reports.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Alejandro Grimaldo of Benfica attempts to move past Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg Two match between Liverpool FC and SL Benfica at Anfield on April 13, 2022. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal make contact over €7m Benfica 26yo

Arsenal have made contact with Benfica over Alejandro Grimaldo, who could be available in a low-cost summer deal as his contract runs down.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (R) punches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Benfica want to sign Arsenal 30yo for less than €10m

Benfica are interested in signing Bernd Leno from Arsenal this summer, but they appear unwilling to pay a reasonable asking price for him.
Benfica's Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez controls the ball during the Portuguese League football match between Famalicao and Benfica at the Famalicao Municipal Stadium in Vila Nova de Famalicao on September 18, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal make contact over €80m 26-goal striker

Arsenal have made contact over the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who appears to be edging towards the top of their summer shortlist.
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Official: Arsenal sign 21-year-old Nuno Tavares from Benfica

Arsenal have announced the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica and he will wear the number 20.
Departure of Nuno Tavares, Benfica player, to London, at Humberto Delgado airport. Departure from Nuno Tavares to London Lisbon, 07/02/2021 - Copyright Andr xLuisxAlvesx

Nuno Tavares completes Arsenal signing

Nuno Tavares is finally at London Colney as he looks to put the finishing touches on his transfer from Benfica to Arsenal.
15th January 2021 Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal - Portuguese Championship 2020/2021, FC Porto versus Benfica - Nuno Tavares of Benfica. Photo: Daniel Castro

Tavares holds medical in Lisbon & will travel to England today

Nuno Tavares has undergone his medical exams in Lisbon and spoken to Mikel Arteta ahead of his transfer to Arsenal this week.
Nuno Tavares, Copyright: Nuno Guimaraes

Details of Nuno Tavares deal as he travels to England this week

Further details are starting to emerge on Nuno Tavares' transfer to Arsenal, with Portuguese reports suggesting he's travelling to London this week.
Nuno Tavares Photo by Gerardo Santos

Arsenal will settle transfer of Nuno Tavares within hours

Arsenal will settle the transfer of Nuno Tavares from Benfica in the next few hours, after major progress in the deal on Tuesday.
Vitria SC vs SL Benfica Guimares, 19/05/2021 - Nuno Tavares and Ricardo Quaresma. Photo: Miguel Pereira / Global Imagens

Arsenal agree €8m deal for Nuno Tavares plus add-ons

21-year-old left-back Nuno Tavares is set to join Arsenal from Benfica for €8m plus add-ons, according to a report.
15th January 2021 Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal - Portuguese Championship 2020/2021, FC Porto versus Benfica - Nuno Tavares of Benfica. Photo: Daniel Castro

Arsenal strike 5-year deal with Nuno Tavares & Benfica agreement

Arsenal have been in contact with the representatives of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares according to reports, with one claiming a 5-year deal is 'agreed in principle'.

Arsenal want €20m for Matteo Guendouzi this summer

Arsenal want €20m for Matteo Guendouzi this summer, according to reports in Portugal, which is delaying his sale at the moment.
David Luiz of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

David Luiz: I want to end my career at Benfica

David Luiz has stated that he wants to end his career at Benfica, opening the door to a possible move when his contract at Arsenal expires next summer.
Benfica's Portuguese forward Rafa da Silva celebrates a goal during the Portugal's Candido de Oliveira Super Cup final football match between SL Benfica and Sporting CP at the Algarve stadium in Faro on August 4, 2019. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal look to sign Rafa Silva from Benfica

Arsenal want to sign Rafa Silva from Benfica, with the player open to a transfer, but only after he wins the league with his current club.

Bruno Guimaraes now between Lyon and Atletico Madrid

Despite links to Arsenal and Benfica earlier in the window, Bruno Guimaraes is now subject to a transfer battle between Olympique Lyonnais and Atletico Madrid.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig reacts during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Red Bull Arena on November 11, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal sent scouts to Benfica match against RB Leipzig

Arsenal scouts were in attendance for Benfica's match against RB Leipzig earlier in the week, amid reports of interest in a couple of Leipzig's players.
Benfica's Spanish defender Alejandro Grimaldo (back C) scores past Nacional's Brazilian goalkeeper Daniel Guimaraes (R) during the Portuguese league football match between CD Nacional Funchal and SL Benfica at the Madeira stadium in Funchal on September 2, 2018. (Photo by Helder SANTOS / AFP / Getty Images)

Alejandro Grimaldo provides 7th season assist after Arsenal ‘make contact’ over a move

Benfica star Alejandro Grimaldo is in fantastic form at the moment, and he provided his seventh assist of the campaign over the weekend amid rumours of Arsenal interest.
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 28: Alejandro Grimaldo #3 of Benfica celebrates scoring a goal against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Benfica and Juventus at Red Bull Arena on July 28, 2018 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Monchi ‘in love’ with Grimaldo so Arsenal make contact

Arsenal have already been in contact with Benfica over a summer move for Alejandro Grimaldo but face competition from Manchester City who have also made an enquiry.