Transfer Clock Arsenal special: Vucinic lowdown, Draxler, £15m midfielder linked?

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The latest Arsenal transfer news as the clock ticks down.

TRANSFER CLOCK: 29 days down, two to go until the Transfer Window closes. Here's the latest on five developing stories as the clock strikes midnight.

1) Arsenal are claimed to be close to sealing a loan deal for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic, report Italian newspaper Tuttosport. The paper claim the move is subject to one thing, the player's approval and has not yet been completed - but Arsenal and Juventus have a provisional agreement in place. With the 30-year-old ex-Roma man starting just four Serie A games this season, it's unlikely he will turn down the opportunity. His exit is expected to see troublesome Dani Osvaldo leave Southampton and join Juventus on loan. Vucinic will be ineligible for Arsenal's Champions League matches.

2) Arsenal are considering a deal for Blaise Matuidi of PSG, report The Mail. The midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and an injury to Aaron Ramsey has Arsene Wenger considering his options. PSG manager Laurent Blanc spoke to French radio this evening to comment he was 'afraid' of losing the talented star, although the club president remains hopeful the £15 million rated 26-year-old will re-sign a new deal.

3) Arsenal are confirmed to have sent their 'chief negotiator' Dick Law to Germany to talk with Schalke over Julian Draxler, claim The Guardian. Bookies have cut the odds on the wonderkid joining the Gunners to just 1/10 in recent hours. Schalke remain determined not to sell for any less than Draxler's £37 million release clause which kicks in during the summer.

4) Arsenal youth team player Samuel Galindo is in training with MLS side Colorado Rapids, the club confirm on their website. The 21-year-old Bolvian international is yet to appear for the Gunners and a move is likely to suit all parties.

5) Fulham are poised to beat Arsenal to striker Konstantinos Mitroglou. SkySports report the prolific Olympiakos forward is in advanced negotiations with the relegation threatened side over a shock club record £12.5 million deal, with a medical provisionally scheduled in for tomorrow.

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