Arsenal are expected to sign Gonzalo Higuain soon, after Real Madrid finally gave him permission to open talks with the London club.
Argentine international striker Higuain has grown unhappy at the Bernabeu, where he has competed with Karim Benzema for the central striker’s position.
Midway through last season it became clear he was surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants, who are thought to covet Liverpool hit-man Luis Suarez or his compatriot, Edinson Cavani.
The Gunners are keen to add the expert finisher to their line-up, in the hope of finally replacing the goals that left when Robin van Persie did.
They will be encouraged that they will soon get their man, who will surely be a sparkling addition to the English Premier League.
Los Blancos had put Higuain on the market for an estimated £21 million, but it is believed Arsenal have wheeled and dealed and reached a compromise agreement.
And the player’s father and agent has now confirmed that his son should soon be Emirates bound.
"We have been given permission by Real Madrid to negotiate with Arsenal," Jorge Higuain told Fox Sports Argentina
"I will luckily be able to see my son in the Premier League soon."