Sources in Spain have reported that Arsenal are on the verge of completing the £18.6 million pound signing of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentinian International has scored 107 goals in 188 appearances for Real since signing from River Plate in 2007, has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur though the Gunners appear to have the edge.
Arsenal will also have the edge in the race for Champions League football, should they beat Wigan Athletic at the Emirates tomorrow evening.
Spurs win at Stoke City yesterday took them above Arsene Wenger’s men into fourth place, so the Gunners must win against the FA Cup winners to keep their destiny their own hands.
Meanwhile, the Metro have reported that Bayern Munich could make an ‘audacious bid’ for midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Pep Guardiola is said to be a big fan of the 21 year old, who has started twenty league games this season having struggled with injury over the previous two seasons.
Elsewhere, the club are also reportedly keeping tabs on Guingamp midfielder Gilbert Imbula.
The 20 year old, who holds the record of the youngest player to ever feature in the French second tier is defensively minded, and could finally fill the gap left by Alex Song last summer.