Arsenal are ready to clinch the signing of Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, according to the Metro website.
The Gunners are claimed to have joined Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham in the race for Llorente in recent days.
And reports says Arsenal are now looking to finalise a deal for about £8.5m.
It comes after a Juventus source apparently told the Sun that Arsenal are keen on a deal.
‘They have made an inquiry but there is no bid yet,’ he said.
‘But it is clear they are interested and it is also clear that Juventus are ready to listen.’