Italian journalist claims Arsenal have deal in place to snap up Real Madrid playmaker

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Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid playmaker Isco in the summer, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

The Gunners had been keeping tabs on the Spanish international for some time, and manager Arsene Wenger is keen to bring him on board and even had an offer for his services knocked back during the January transfer window.

However, the two clubs have since entered into a buying agreement worth a reported £34.6million with the deal set to wrap up at the end of the season.

The move will go ahead with the price set, but only if the La Liga giants don’t receive a higher offer for his services.

Madrid weren’t keen on selling him in the new year as there wasn’t enough time to replace him, but now that their transfer embargo has been suspended they will be happy to sell him on when there is more time to fund a new face in his stead.

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