Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.
Arsenal are close to signing Russia striker Aleksandr Kokorin, according to the Metro.
The Metro claims the Gunners have opened talks with Dynamo Moscow over a January move for the 24 year old and they have agreed a deal to see the Russian international make the move to the Emirates in January.
Former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis has urged his countryman to not waste the opportunity to join Arsenal.
“Kokorin should jump at the chance to leave Russia and go to that country,” Kanchelskis told Reuters, according to National.
The report claims Arsenal could sign Kokorin for as low as £4.4million. It is believed that the Gunners have also agreed personal terms with the player.
The player’s contract at Dynamo Kiev expires next seaon and the Gunners could get him at the end of the season for free but it is thought that Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his squad in the winter transfer window in order to keep up with his rivals in the title race.
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