Gunners close in on signing of City outcast.
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic, according to CaughtOffside.
The Gunners have been on the lookout for new signings in defence after seeing Thomas Vermaelen leave for Barcelona, and look to have made the Serbian youngster their top target in that position with a bid of £15m, which has now been accepted by the Premier League champions.
Nastasic, 21, shone in his first season in the Premier League but has since fallen out of favour under Manuel Pellegrini, who has spent big on signing Eliaquim Mangala from Porto this summer.
Juventus had also been keen on signing the former Fiorentina man, though he will now discuss personal terms over a possible move to the Emirates Stadium this weekend, which could then be completed and announced as early as next week.
Nastasic would become the north London giants’ fifth summer signing, following Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers.