Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Napoli but Mikel Arteta’s side look to have won the race.
The Brazilian is reportedly undergoing a medical with the Gunners and Lille’s owner has revealed his destination should be confirmed within 48 hours.
Elsewhere,Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is preparing to swoop in on Juventus pair Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro.
It comes amid growing uneasiness that a deal will not be able to be pulled off for Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund have told United it is £110m or nothing, while also trying their best to hold up a deal after insisting talks held by intermediaries.