PICK RIC Arsenal ‘agree deal’ with Riccardo Calafiori as Gunners thrash out transfer with Bologna for Italy Euro 2024 star

Bologna want to compensate for a huge release clause in his contract


Posted Sunday, July 07, 2024 by Thesun.co.uk

ITALY defender Riccardo Calafiori has reportedly agreed personal terms with Arsenal.

The 22-year-old impressed on his major tournament debut for the Azzurri this summer.

PICK RIC Arsenal ‘agree deal’ with Riccardo Calafiori as Gunners thrash out transfer with Bologna for Italy Euro 2024 star
Riccardo Calafiori has agreed personal terms with Arsenal Credit: Getty

He made three appearances for Luciano Spalletti's side in the Euro 2024 group stages and played on the left side of a back three.

Calafiori's form attracted interest from several clubs across Europe, including Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Arsenal are understood to be in pole position to sign him.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the Gunners have agreed personal terms with Calafiori.

The Italian has approved a five-year deal worth £3.4million-a-year.

But Arsenal are still yet to strike a deal with his club, Bologna.

Reports in Italy suggested the Serie A side rejected an opening bid from the Gunners worth around £40m.

Bologna originally set a slightly higher price tag of £42m for the defender due to a huge sell-on clause.

They signed him from FC Basel last summer for just £4.2m.

A 50 per cent sell-on clause was agreed, meaning Basel will get half of the transfer fee.

Calafiori made 37 appearances for Bologna last season.

He scored two goals and provided five assists.



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