Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of signing Newcastle United's Mathieu Debuchy for £7.9million, as the Frenchman is expected to complete his medical at the Emirates in the next few days.
According to a report in L'Equipe, the Gunners, who have been targeting Debuchy as a replacement for their right back Bacary Sagna (who has joined Manchester City on a free transfer), have successfully had their £7.9 million bid for the 28-year-old accepted by the Magpies.
However, the report further added that the transfer fee could rise to £12million, due to performance incentives and other bonus payments.
Nevetheless, the Gunners will not be bothered by the slight increase of price as Debuchy has proved to be a very effective player in the Premier League.
Capable of playing in the right-back as well as the defensive midfield position, Debuchy is known for his tackling and superiority in aerial duels.
The Frenchman's move to Arsenal was further fuelled after he removed the words "Newcastle player" from his official Twitter account. Also, the former Lille player favourited a tweet reading, "@Arsenal @MatDebuchy hopefully soon to be unveiled."
Meanwhile, Arsenal are also reportedly looking to bring in estranged Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas to the Emirates this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite leading Spain in the 2014 World Cup, Casillas' club career has not been so prosperous as he has fallen down the pecking order behind Diego Lopez.
Although he was handed stars by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti in the Champions League, he was continuously left in the sidelines during the Los Blancos' La Liga fixtures.
Now with some reports from Spain claiming that Casillas is looking to make a move to England this summer, the Gunners are reportedly looking to lure the 33-year-old to the Emirates.
Despite having Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in need of a new goalkeeper following the recent departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea City on a free transfer.
They were reports that the Gunners had been interested in for David Marshall (Cardiff City) and David Ospina (Nice), Casillas seems to be a better option considering his vast experience at the highest level.
However, Casillas, who has made 678 and 156 appearances for Real Madrid and Spain respectively, will want to be Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper rather than a backup for Szczesny.