Arsenal are set to announce the signing of the Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez after the 27-year-old completed his medical in London. Lopez is set to be the first of the two signings lined up before the deadline day, with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi also close to making his way to north London.
The Mirror reports that the Gunners have agreed a £17m fee with the La Liga outfit for a transfer, having beaten Everton to his signature after the Toffees had agreed personal terms with the forward. The 27-year-old forward started his career in Spain before having spells in Ukraine and Greece and returned to his homeland last summer. Perez had an impressive 2015/16 campaign scoring 19 goals and providing 11 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions.
Lucaz reportedly touched down in London on Thursday night ahead of his medical and can play on the wings or up front, providing them with a different option to Olivier Giroud. The Gunners have watched the striker extensively over the summer and are on course to make him their third first team addition to the squad after the likes of Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed in his press conference that they are close to making a transfer but the deals were yet to be concluded and there could be some wait before getting them over the line. The Gunners have taken only a point from their opening two games and need replenishment up front and at the back to get their season back on track.
"He's a late developer because he played in a different position [on the right-hand side of attack]. He has moved centrally and in a successful way. I think he has good link-up qualities, he's goodat receiving the ball and he's a good finisher. But let's see if we can finish the job first," Wenger said on Perez, as quoted by the Guardian.