Arsenal are on verge to completing the signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Gunners have been pushing to land the Norwegian star over the past few days, and it seems that they have now made a breakthrough in negotiations.
Odegaard, 22, is set to join the north London on a permanent deal, and he will sign a contract which will last until 2026, according to Italian expert journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The attacking midfielder has been impressed during a loan spell with the Gunners in the second half of the last season.
The creator quickly forced his way into Mikel Arteta’s side, and he improved the quality of their attacking play.
The 22-year-old already knows the way Arsenal work and his arrival on a permanent basis gives Mikel Arteta yet another young diamond to polish on the training ground.
Odegaard could now feature for Arsenal against Chelsea at the weekend, and he may well come straight into their starting line-up, given their poor display on opening day against Brentford.
Meanwhile, according to AFCBELL, who breaking Thomas Partey transfer deal last summer, confirmed Arsenal will wrap their negotiations concerning the situation of James Maddison deal this week.
The Gunners have been linked with the England international for several weeks, and reports in recent days confirmed Arteta’s side are call-off the deal due to Maddison wages demand and the Foxes £60m asking price.
However, The AFC Bell, have reported that the North London side are not giving up in their pursuit of the Englishman and will wrap the deal this week while also chasing Martin Odegaard.
The Gunners are still looking to bring in a new goalkeeper this summer, with Bern Leno and Alex Runarsson their only senior options.
And this had seen them get deep into negotiations with Sheffield United for Ramsdale before talks broke down earlier this month due to his fee.
But The Athletic have reported that the North London side are back in talks, with ‘mediations’ seeing the Championship side reduce the shot-stopper’s fee to £24m.
The Gunners also continue to be linked to Lyon talisman Houssem Aouar, who looks set to finally move on from the French giants this summer in order to ease the burden on mounting finances.