Nuno Tavares is set to join French side, Olympique de Marseille. Agreement has been reached in these hours, OM have overtaken other clubs in the race: the player is expected to undergo medical examinations on Friday.
Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille are ready to finalize the deal on a loan without buy-option. A condition that Gunners wanted: Arsenal believe in Tavares for the future.
That's why deal with Atalanta has collapsed: Serie A side wanted to insert a buy-option, but Arsenal refused. Atalanta had an agreement-in-principle on player-side, but this hasn't been enough to close the deal. And Nuno Tavares is now set to become a Marseille player.