Arsenal sit on the verge of finally making a major breakthrough in the transfer market, with reports emanating from Germany suggesting the Gunners have today agreed a £14m fee for Bayern star Luiz Gustavo.
The Brazilian international looks to be on the way out due to the plethora of midfielders assembled within the ranks of the Bavarian giants. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez and new signing Thiago Alcantara all possess the capabilities to perform the same role as Gustavo, leaving him way down the pecking order.
It appears the 10-times capped 26-year-old is set for a switch away from Germany following six years in the country, initially starting out with Hoffenheim after arriving from Corinthians in his homeland.
Arsene Wenger will breathe a sigh of relief if Arsenal push through the deal for the tall and versatile defensive midfield man, possibly heralding an influx of new blood into his squad.
Then the north Londoners can focus all their efforts on trying to secure want-away Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, amongst a host of other big-name targets.