Arsenal On THE VERGE Of Striker Signing, UCL Finalists Off To Emirates, Not Benzema

Despite the seeming rejuvenated status of England and Arsenal striker Theo Walcott, Gunner’s coach Arsene Wenger craving for a new striker signing still appears to linger, as reports indicate that he is still keen and is close to sealing a deal for a top European hot-shot in the coming days.

As per The Telegraph, Arsene Wenger looks set to wrap up a deal for out-of-favour Juventus and Spain forward, Fernando Llorente; after a move for Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema, has failed to progress so far.

Having fallen down the pecking order at the Old Lady, the 30 year-old has reportedly opened up to listen to offers, and is believed to be keen on a move away in order to secure more first-team football. Manchester United were initially favourites to land the player- following long-standing interest and willingness to negotiate terms: however, Arsenal have not only joined the race, but now also look to be in pole position to land the player.

Meanwhile, Juventus have confirmed that the Gunners have made contact recently, though no formal bid has been submitted. Reports state that Wenger is cooking up an £8.5 million bid, and would look to wrap up the deal before the start of the 2015/2016 season.