Arsenal are on the cusp of completing a deal with Juventus for the transfer of Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer, according to Spanish publication Cadena Cope.
The report states that the Gunners have agreed a €30m (£21m, $33m) fee for the player and will announce the deal for the Copa America which ends on 4 July. Chile have reached the semi-finals of the tournament, where they will play Peru in a bid to progress further in the competition.
The deal is reportedly 90% done and only a special event of unprecedented magnitude could scupper the transfer.
Arsene Wenger personally stepped in to make sure that a deal was completed with the midfielder as he looks to reunite the dangerous duo of Alexis Sanchez and Vidal. The Gunners are without a league title since 2003/04 and signing Vidal would give them the impetus they need in midfield since the departure of Patrick Vieira.
Gazzetta dello Sport believes that Manchester United are still interested in the player and can make a last ditch attempt to sign him, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also being long term admirers of the Chilean's talent.
However, the Independent reports that Sanchez has been tasked with convincing Vidal to make the trip to the Emirates, where he will warrant a starting spot in place of either Francis Coquelin or Santi Cazorla.
Vidal is known for his ability to score goals while moving in from midfield, evidenced by his performance in the ongoing Copa, where he is the highest goalscorer of the tournament with three goals in his name.
The Gunners are also close to securing a deal with Chelsea for Petr Cech, who according to the BBC, has already had a medical at the club. The Czech Republic international will add some much needed quality at the back for the Gunners, who have been heavily affected last season by the inadequacy in quality of their goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina.