Date: 29th July 2021 at 5:12am
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Arsenal fans are waiting nervously to see how the club’s transfer window pans out, with the club keen to recruit in a number of positions. 

Full-back Nuno Tavares has already been recruited from Benfica, and Brighton’s Ben White looks set to join the Gunners in a deal worth as much as £50 million.

That leaves boss Mikel Arteta with a goalkeeper, midfielder and striker left on his initial shopping list for the summer.

One name that has been touted as a possible target for the club is Wolves’ Ruben Neves, however it appears that they may be forced to wait for the Portuguese.

Neves became the youngest Champions League captain in history at Porto.

According to Eurosport’s Dean Jones speaking to The Football Terrace, Arsenal have been joined by fellow Premier League rivals Manchester United in the race for the Wolves star’s signature.

“In terms of Neves, they have definitely tried that,” he said.

“Again, the player is not sure if that’s the right move for him at this stage, and with Manchester United also in view for him, he’d rather wait things out and see whether they can actually come to fruition.”

Jones’ comments appear to suggest that Neves may prefer a move to Old Trafford over the Emirates.

Despite Neves’ importance to Wolves in recent seasons, it is believed that the club are willing to let him leave for the right price, in order to fund moves for other players.

It has also been reported that Neves’ fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes has encouraged United to make an offer for his international teammate.

If Neves does opt to wait and consider his options, Arsenal may have to look elsewhere.

James Maddison, Eduardo Camavinga and Yves Bissouma have also all been linked with the North London outfit.

 
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