Arsenal are reportedly edging towards a move to sign Liverpool target Loic Remy in the summer transfer window, according to the Metro.
Remy spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Newcastle United and during his time at the Tyneside club the French international scored 14 goals from 26 league appearances. His form with the Magpies has attracted interest from top Premier League clubs.
The Queens Park Rangers striker has been linked with a move away from his current employers and has been on the Merseyside club's radar, while the Gunners have been in the race for his signature.
The report claims that Arsenal have already held negotiations with Remy over a potential switch to the Emirates this summer. It is believed the Frenchman has agreed personal terms to join Arsene Wenger's side next season.
Alan Pardew is keen on signing Remy on a permanent transfer. However, the QPR striker is weighing his options as he is keen on joining a big club in the coming transfer window.
The 27-year-old has been included in the France national squad for the World Cup and the striker is hoping to showcase his skills during the summer event to attract potential suitors.
"The World Cup is a way of putting myself on display. Newcastle want to hire me but I don't know if I will stay there," Remy told L'Equipe.
"This has been a turning point in my career, a year of transition. Since the turn of the year everything has been okay and when I am fully fit I believe I can hurt opponents."
"During the World Cup I could be a good surprise. At every World Cup and Euro there are players that you don't expect who really impress," he added.
The reported move, if true, will be a major boost for Arsenal and will also bolster their strike force in the next season.
With Remy set to snub Newcastle, the Magpies have reportedly turned their attention to signing Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner. They are willing to land him if the Danish international is ready to take a pay cut to make a switch to St James' Park.