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Arsenal are close to announcing their first transfer of the January transfer window according to reports from Spain. Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is expected to make a move to the Emirates in the next few days as a deal has been put in place.
Suarez has been linked to Arsenal in the past few months amid reports of his desire for first-team action. The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp this season, making cameo appearances in the Copa Del Rey.
According to El Gol Digital, the Gunners have agreed on a deal with Barcelona for the midfielder. Arsenal were initially offering a loan deal with an option to buy in the summer. However, Barcelona wanted a full permanent transfer which had stalled talks in the past 2 weeks.
But it appears that the Premier League side have ceded to the demands of Barcelona in a deal believed to be around the region of £14.2 million.
Suarez is expected to undergo a medical in the next few days in London before finalizing the move.
Arsenal have falling behind the top four race with recent defeats to Liverpool and West Ham seeing Chelsea build a six points lead. However, the gap could be closed to three points as both sides meet at the Emirates on Saturday.
It remains to be seen if the deal could be concluded before the London derby.