Arsenal within days of landing Spain international

Arsenal are within days of sealing a deal to land Celta Vigo forward Nolito, according to reports in the Metro.

The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a move to North London so far this term, while he is also understood to be interesting Barcelona.

He has been in fine form this season, notching seven goals in his opening ten La Liga games, as Celta challenge towards the top of the league.

Now, reports suggest that the Gunners are very keen on ushering him into the club this winter, and will offer him a lucrative wage packet to do so.

It is believed that the 29-year old former Benfica man has a release clause of around £12.6m inserted into his deal, and would be open to a move to the Emirates.

After opting against signing an outfield player during the summer, Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger could be about to land one of Europe’s hottest strikers in a cut-price deal.