Arsenal have reached an agreement with Brighton to sign Belgium forward Leandro Trossard.
The Gunners have been in the market to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window and have now agreed a fee for the 28-year-old.
It is understood a deal has been struck worth £21million plus add-ons.
Arsenal are keen to add strength in depth to their attacking options ahead of the Premier League title run-in, with summer signing Gabriel Jesus still some time off returning from a knee injury suffered at the World Cup.
They were close to agreeing a move for Mykhailo Mudryk, only to be pipped by Chelsea after a delegation from the Blues travelled to Turkey to strike a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk which instead took the winger to Stamford Bridge.
While Chelsea paid a reported up-front fee in excess of £60million for Mudryk, Trossard is likely to cost much less than that.
Trossard, who featured in all three Belgium fixtures in the World Cup in Qatar, was not part of the Brighton squad that beat Liverpool 3-0 on Saturday.
Seagulls boss Roberto De Zerbi openly questioned the forward’s attitude as links to Tottenham began to emerge.
League leaders Arsenal, though, were quickest to move and have managed to strike a deal with Brighton, who have a recent history in earning a premium for their key stars.
In other transfer news, Chelsea are set to pay up to £30.5 million ($38m) for the 20-year-old England youth international, Noni Madueke, who is from PSV.
PSV have already sold one top attacking talent this month, losing Cody Gakpo to Liverpool after his sensational start to the 2022-23 season and equally impressive showing at the World Cup.
Madueke now looks set to head to the Premier League also, with Chelsea allowed to discuss personal terms and arrange a medical with a transfer fee verbally agreed.
Madueke, who mostly plays on the wing but occasionally lines up through the middle, was born in Barnet and spent time in the youth ranks at Crystal Palace and Tottenham before moving to the Netherlands, where he came up through the academy at PSV.
Head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy conceded that the club wouldn’t be able to turn down an offer from Chelsea if it was strong enough, which now appears to have played out