Lucescu confirms Arsenal interest

Shakhtar Donetsk head coach Mircea Lucescu has admitted that Jadson is close to signing for Arsenal the Metro reports.

The Ukrainian side have confirmed that the Gunners are interested in signing the Brazilian playmaker.

It was reported last week that Arsene Wenger was closing in on the player as he prepared for Cesc Fabregas’ exit.

However the Frenchman played down that they were about to sign the 27-year-old although Lucescu’s comments beg to differ.

The 66-year-old Romanians seem to cofirm that Arsenal have already agreed a fee with the player set to travel to London to discuss the move.

“I can confirm Jadson is wanted by Arsenal,” he said.

“Now it all depends on him.”

Jadson, who is rated at £10 million by Shakhtar, also seemed to indicate via his twitter account that he was bound for the Emirates.

“My friends! If all goes well at the start of next week I will have news for you.”

If a deal of any sort does materialise it will be a huge boost to Wenger’s depleted midfield.

With Fabregas’ move to Barcelona all but sewn up, Samir Nasri close to the exit door and new signing Gervinho is missing for the next three games leaving the Gunners stretched.