According to the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, former Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo has agreed to join Real Madrid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Wolfsburg’s Spanish owner Francisco Javier Garcis are said to have an excellent relationship and talks between the two began two weeks ago.
It has been said that the two clubs have are negotiating a figure of around €25million for the Brazilian international, and that Gustavo has already agreed to move to the Spanish capital.
“The player has agreed to the offer presented by Real Madrid and the deal could be made official at the end of the World Cup,” reports El Confidencial.
With Gustavo reportedly set to move to Real Madrid, German international Sami Khedira’s exit from the club could be drawing closer.
The 27-year-old has also been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and it is a signing which The Gunners arguably need to make this summer.
In Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s natural defensive midfielders are on the wane and in their thirties and it has become a weak spot in the team’s spine.
Khedira has proven for Real and the German national team at the World Cup that he has all the ingredients required to be a success at the Emirates and for a reported €20million, it could be an absolute steal.
Arsenal, however, may need to make their move sharpish as a number of other clubs are said to be showing an interest with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho a big fan of the player.