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Arsenal hit with blow in race to sign quality replacement for Nacho Monreal

Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico has attracted interest from Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid ahead of a potential summer move.

The player has been a crucial part of Ajax’s impressive young squad in the last 18 months.

Unai Emery is keen to find a replacement for Nacho Monreal who is being courted by Barcelona and have identified Tagliafico as a potential option.

Tagliafico’s aggressive playing style could quickly translate to life in the Premier League, however, the player’s agent informed that Real was interested in the left-back.

“Real Madrid have Tagliafico’s name on their list, because Marcelo is off to Juventus,” said Richard Schliper. “But no one has called me yet.”

Ajax have Tagliafico under contract until 2022 and may be reluctant to listen to offers this summer.

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