Emirates reportedly seal deal to sign Bosnian international captain.
Montpellier defender Emir Spahic has claimed Arsenal are in negotiations for his signature.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is looking to bring in at least one more defender before the close of the transfer window and reports over the weekend suggested Spahic, 29, was a possible target.
“The most important thing is that so far the negotiations go as planned and that the transfer could be completed soon,” Spahic told SportSport.ba.
“Arsenal is a great club, I’m an admirer of Arsene Wenger and I hope that Montpellier will cooperate.”
Spahic, the Bosnia and Herzegovina captain, is under contract with Montpellier until 2014. (ESPN)
According to some sources this signing is almost a done deal and if so Arsene Wenger will have signed the final centre back he was after. Even though the Bosnian is not a household name he is a player who has a lot of admirers and who performed admirably in Montpelier’s successful fifth placed finish last season as well as taking his national team to within touching distance of a World Cup spot.
The fee for the 29 year old is rumoured to be around £8m and would help beed up the Emirates back line that has lost the likes of William Gallas, Mikel Silvestre and Sol Campbell this summer.