With the 21-year-old being valued at around €15m by the Portuguese giants, the Gunners will kick off negotiations with a bid worth between €7m and €8m.
Romano also reiterates what came out in the media earlier today, personal terms do not appear to be an issue with Tavares expected to sign a five-year contract with the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta looks to have landed an ideal backup option for Kieran Tierney, with the Gunners finding a player in Tavares that fits their profile of a younger player that they can develop.
Arsenal want Nuno Tavares as announced yesterday – #AFC set to offer around €7/8m to sign him from Benfica. ??
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2021
The ace started in 14 of his 25 appearances across all competitions for Benfica this season, chipping in with three assists.
Arsenal will have already had themselves a brief look at the talent, as Tavares appeared in a five-minute cameo in the second-leg of Benfica’s Europa League tie against the Gunners this season.