L’Equipe are reporting that Brazilian winger, Bernard, will travel to London on Friday to complete a move to Arsenal.
The diminutive star is currently in Copa Libertadores action for Atlético Mineiro and will, apparently, play a match against Paraguayan side Olimpia Asuncion on Wednesday night before traveling to complete the Arsenal deal.
He’s due to have a medical on Friday.
They say a salary of around €3m per season has been agreed, but there’s no indication what the transfer fee might be.
It remains to be seen how much veracity there is to this story, but they seem quite sure this is going ahead.
Till will tell, we suppose.
Update - The Mirror’s John Cross reports from Japan that after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Grampus Nagoya Wenger was asked about Bernard and replied: “That report is not true.”
Naturally, you never really know with Arsene but his response is rather emphatic.