Gunners to pip Tottenham to top transfer target.
Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons ahead of the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli, according to CaughtOffside.
The Frenchman, who captains the Ligue 1 leaders, has long been linked with a move to a bigger club and now appears to be a priority target for manager Arsene Wenger, who has requested this deal.
Arsenal have been short of quality in midfield at points this season, with a number of big names linked with the Gunners in January before a fine run of form from Francis Coquelin persuaded Wenger to delay a move.
Still, Gonalons now looks set to join the north London club in the summer in a £14.8m move.