Arsenal are reportedly on the brink of announcing the signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba.
The Gunners have long been linked with an approach for the youngster, who impressed during his breakthrough campaign in Ligue 1.
However, according to football.london, a deal is in place for Saliba to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium for a fee of £27m.
The report also claims that the prospect will immediately be loaned back to Saint-Etienne, where he will continue his development for another 12 months.
Arsenal have been tipped to announce the transfer in the coming days, providing that Saliba passes a medical.body check tags ::