According to a report in the Hamburger Morgenpost, Johan Djourou will make his loan spell at HSV Hamburg permanent this summer after his 20th appearance of the season for the Bundesliga outfit triggered a buyout clause in his contract.
The Swiss centre-back reached the milestone in last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Moenchengladbach and is now set to be offered a two-year extension keeping him under contract at the Imtech Arena until 2016.
It is believed that Arsenal will earn €2.5 million from the deal with speculation suggesting weathered, loudmouth gameshow host Davina McCall could replace the Swiss as the face of Arsenal Player.
Hamburg and Arsenal club have yet to confirm the deal. A spokesman for Davina McCall refused to comment.