Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign the Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler from Atalanta on a three-year deal for an initial €9m (£7.6m) fee, plus add-ons. The 30-year-old is set to have his medical soon, and will become Forest’s 14th incoming this summer.
This deal, once completed, will take the club’s spending up to £78m during this transfer window, excluding the undisclosed fees paid for Brandon Aguilera and Ryan Hammond.
Freuler made 260 appearances for Atalanta over seven seasons, having joined in January 2016, and featured in all 12 of the club’s European matches last season in the Champions League and the Europa League.
He has also been capped 46 times by Switzerland, playing in all five of their matches at Euro 2020, where they reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, the Arsenal defender Pablo Marì is set to sign for the newly promoted Serie A side Monza on loan for the remainder of the season. The Italian club will cover the Spaniard’s wages for the whole campaign and, should they avoid relegation this season, Arsenal will receive a fee between €5m to €6m.
The 28-year-old centre-back signed for Arsenal from the Brazilian side Flamengo in July 2020 after arriving on loan earlier that year, and has made 22 appearances in all competitions.