Gunners closing in on Barcelona wonderkid.
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper after meeting his £9.4m release clause, according to CaughtOffside.
Talks are at an advanced stage between the Gunners and the highly-rated 19-year-old, who has been compared to Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas in his style of play.
Fabregas has also played for Arsenal and Barcelona, and Samper could make an excellent addition to Arsene Wenger’s side as he looks to improve on his current options in midfield.
Samper has become a regular in Barca’s first-team this season but is thought to be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium in the new year.