Arsenal are on the brink of agreeing a 7 million deal for Toulouse defender Serge Aurier, Goal understands.
The Gunners have held extensive talks with the French club about the fee to be paid for the right-back and are close to finalising the structure of payments.
Arsenal have not yet agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old, who is preparing for the World Cup with the Ivory Coast squad.
But the London club are confident of securing the players signature following the summer tournament.
Goal revealed earlier this month that Arsenal had opened preliminary talks with Toulouse over a move for Aurier after making the versatile right-back their top target to replace Bacary Sagna.
Arsene Wenger has also considered a move for Atletico Madrids Juanfran but appears to have settled for the considerably more youthful Aurier.
The Ivorian has impressed Wengers scouting team with his performances for Ligue 1 side Toulouse, providing a regular supply of goals and assists from his right-back berth. He can also fill in at left-back and centre-back, a position he held in many games during the recently completed domestic season.
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