According to new reports, Arsenal have struck a £32million deal with Barcelona for Alexis Sanchez.
Over the past weeks leading to the 2014 World Cup, the Chilean has emerged as top priority for Arsene Wenger, who is desperate to bolster his attacking line-up ahead of the new season.
The Gunners and Barca have now reached an agreement, after the Premier League side matched their valuation of the player.
Barcelona are very close to agreeing a massive £75million deal with Liverpool for Luis Suarez and were hoping Sanchez would be part of the deal. But the player remained keen on Arsenal and now a deal has been sealed for him to ply his trade in England next season.
Arsenal now have to negotiate personal terms with the player, a procedure the club chiefs are confident will be done in the next few days.