Arsenal have an agreement in place to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, as reported by the Express.
The French international has been hot property since last summer and has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United, with Louis Van Gaal making him his top transfer target.
But it is now being reported that Arsenal already have an agreement in place to sign Schneiderlin for a fee in the region of £25million.
These claims originate from The Secret Footballer – an alleged undercover Premier League star – on Twitter after a fan asked him whether Arsenal were close to signing anyone.
Tottenham were reportedly close to signing the midfielder last summer but Southampton managed to persuade the star to stay at the club.
The 25-year-old signed for Southampton from Strasbourg in 2008 and has since become a major part of the Saints’ rise from League One to the top four of the Premier League.