Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Arsenal target Matija Nastasic would be on the move, according to the Daily Mirror website.
Nastasic, 21, has fallen further down the pecking order at City following the arrival of Eliaquim Mangala, and the Gunners have been given the green light to make an official move for the Serbian.
Pellegrini said earlier in this window: “Matija needs to play. We already have important players here, with Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala and Boyata.
“So we will see in the next few days what happens with Nastasic.
“He is an important player but he has offers and I think the best thing for him is to play.
‘We have until the end of August to see what kind of offers we get.”
However, the club has not shown a willingness to meet City’s £16m asking price.