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Arsenal are closing in on a £35million move for Freiburg star Caglar Soyuncu.
The defender’s agent claims talks between the clubs are progressing well.
And all that’s left is for the pair to shake hands on an agreed fee.
Soyuncu has emerged as one of the top young centre-backs in the Bundesliga after two impressive seasons at Freiburg.
The 22-year-old has also been capped 15 times by Turkey and is believed to have been identified by Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
But a move to the Emirates now beckons, with agent Mustafa Dogru telling Turkish Football: “Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund.
“He first scouted him back in Germany. Sven is interested in Caglar, there are concrete talks, all that remains if for a free to be agreed. We will see what happens next.”
Arsenal have made just one signing since Unai Emery’s arrival, with veteran right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner joining from Juventus on a free transfer.
The Gunners are believed to be interested in completing a deal for Sampdoria central midfielder Lucas Torreira.
While an offer for Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos looks set to be finalised shortly.