Emirates Stadium side look to welcome in three new additions in the coming days.
Arsenal are closing in on a trio of deals that will bring to an end the club’s summer transfer spending.
CaughtOffside understands that Arsene Wenger is keen to tie up the signing of his transfer targets as soon as possible to prevent the necessity to secure last minute deals.
Having already successfully secured the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, from Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively, the north London side are to step-up the pursuit of three players that Arsenal have already agreed fees for.
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Wenger will look to bring in Man United winger Nani after agreeing to pay £9m for the 27 year old Portuguese winger, a move that may or may not prove to be part of an exchange deal that sees Thomas Vermaelen complete his long awaited move to Old Trafford.
Nani has played something of a bit-part role at Man United in recent seasons but at his prime he has proven himself very capable of making an impact at Premier League level.
The talented attacker has made just 14 Premier League starts over the course of the past two seasons and though the former Sporting Lisbon has been repeatedly linked with interest from the continent Nani has settled in the UK and is said to be keen on a move to London.
Arsenal have agreed a four year contract with Nani which will see the Man United man’s earnings rise from £95k to £110k a week.
Such a move may well be directly related to Lukas Podolski’s likely Arsenal exit.
A messaged tweeted earlier this week by the Gunners fan favourite suggested that a move to Sevilla was close and the 29 year old may well look to leave after two average campaigns at the club, which have resulted in a less prominent role in Joachim Low’s national team set-up at the World Cup finals.
Wenger has also agreed a £3.4m deal to sign Nice keeper David Ospina.
The 25 year old enjoyed a superb World Cup and will be brought in by Arsene Wenger to fight first choice goalie Wojciech Szczesny for the starting spot at the north London club, replacing Lukasz Fabianski who has left to join Swansea City this summer.
Ospina will earn a £60k a week deal and will join Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, who have already joined Arsenal from Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively.
Having joined Nice in 2008 Ospina may well have felt the time for a fresh challenge with his side having narrowly avoided the drop to the French second tier last term.
Finally Arsenal continue to pursue midfielder Sami Khedira with Real Madrid all the more likely to cash-in on the German as they look to balance the books following their capture of AS Monaco’s James Rodriguez in a deal that is said to have cost £71m.
The Gunners have been locked in talks with the Khedira’s representatives and have come to an agreement on personal terms and are confident a deal will be secured in a matter of days.
Many sources have already stated that a £23m deal to sign Khedira and Arsenal are now ready to hand Khedira a four year contract with a £140k a week deal having been accepted.
Such a deal would see Khedira reach parity with the club’s current top earner Mesut Ozil, with the former Real Madrid man incidentally a major factor in relation to Arsenal’s push to land the Bernabeu star.
Though Chelsea are thought to be chasing Khedira it’s the player’s friendship with Ozil that is proving key to Arsenal’s advances.
Indeed the presence of national team colleagues Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker will lead Khedira to make a move to north and not west London.
The World Cup winner is seen as a replacement for Spanish veteran Mikel Arteta, who’s form last term was distinctly average, hence Wenger’s push to bring in a fresh central midfield addition.