Cesar likely to make Emirates Stadium switch.
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar, reports the Daily Mail.
The 33-year-old is expected to complete his switch across London after Brazil face World Champions Spain in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.
Talks between the Gunners and Cesar’s representatives have already taken place but the move has been placed on hold due to the experienced shot-stopper’s international commitments.
Cesar joined the Hoops from Inter Milan last summer and is one of the few Rangers players to emerge from their diabolical season with his reputation still in tact.
Roma are interested in bringing the Selecao international back to the Serie A but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is thought to be confident of tying up a deal for the player.
The Frenchman considered swoops for Liverpool’s Pepe Reina and Asmir Begovic of Stoke but does not want to spend a significant chunk of his £70m summer transfer kitty on a goalkeeper, particularly when Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, Everton’s Marouane Fellaini and Swansea centre-half AShley Williams remain targets.
Rangers will listen to offers of around £2m for Cesar, while his £70,000-a-week wage demands are unlikely to deter Arsenal.