Reports have claimed Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.
The Gunners had a £24million bid rejected for Carvalho last week, but have been boosted by the news that Sporting have now put him up for sale.
Now the Metro says Irish Examiner sports editor Tony Leen, who reports closely on Arsenal transfers, says an agreement to sign the player is getting close.
He Tweeted: “Inside word is that the gap between Sporting & Arsenal is narrowing. Whether Arsene will go the extra mile….Your guess is as good as mine!”