Arsenal are likely to seal the agreement for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin today but the player will move in the summer, according to Express.
The Gunners have been eyeing several defensive midfielders but no deal was concluded.
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko was strongly targeted by Arsenal but he is also likely to stay at James Park with reports revealing that boss John Carver is keen to keep him.
Southampton midfielder Schneiderlin has been a long term target of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, he has been eyeing him since the summer.
The French midfielder has also desired for a move to the Emirates. Meanwhile, another London side Tottenham Hotspur have always been in the race for him.
The £15million star is now likely to be joining the Gunners at the end of the season but for now the French boss will have to face the same midfield issues which he has been facing since the start of the season.
Express reported that Arsenal are ready to secure his move but the Saints are desperate to keep him despite of knowing his desire of Champions League football.
Earlier this month, Express claimed that he fee has been agreed and the player will be moving to the North London side.
Columnist: Stevan Jones