Emirates Stadium side close in on South American.
Arsenal are expected to make a last minute bid for Udinese striker Luis Muriel according to Sports Direct News.
Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his attack and has earmarked a move for the highly rated Colombian international who last term netted 11 goals in 15 Serie A starts last term and has scored two in two during the current campaign and this source claims that an offer of £15m may be enough to sign the 22 year old, a fee that the Premier League side are ready to fork out for Muriel.
The dynamic forward has developed into a lethal finisher and having failed in the pursuit of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Argentine Gonzalo Higuain the Gunners boss may have more luck in his attempts to sign the Serie A striker.
Olivier Giroud has started the season wonderfully well, scoring four goals in five games, but with Lukas Podolski out with a hamstring injury it is all to evident just how light Arsenal are for striking options and a move to Muriel is perhaps more in keeping with Arsene Wenger’s youthful transfer policy than a number of others who have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium of late.