Arsenal have been in the market for a holding midfielder for some time, and they may just have addressed that issue.
Arsene Wenger has invested heavily in forward-thinking talent in recent years, but has regularly overlooked an important area in the middle of the park.
The value of having a world-class talent to sit in front of the back four has been highlighted this season by the success of Nemanja Matic at Chelsea.
The Gunners are eager to follow the lead of their London rivals and have been busily scouring the market for suitable recruits.
Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak is a player to have figured prominently on the transfer radar, despite calls from La Liga that he is not for sale.
Sevilla only snapped up the 24-year-old over the summer, but money talks and it appears as though they have been lured into relaxing their stance.
No official announcement has been made, but Krychowiak has revealed on social media that a deal has been agreed to take him to the Premier League.
He posted on Twitter: “I reached an agreement with an English club, but the transfer cannot be made official until all the parties have not put their signatures on the contract. I will keep you informed of the details later”.
Doszedlem do porozumienia z angielskim klubem jednak ze swojego doswiadczenia wiem ze zmienie dopiero klub 1/2— Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak) December 28, 2014
jak obie strony zloza podpis na umowie dlatego poinformuje o detalach pozniej. 2/2— Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak) December 28, 2014
Arsenal supporters will be hoping that it is their side that have reached an agreement ahead of the January window.
If Wenger has been able to put a deal in place, then a move can be pushed through early and bring Krychowiak to Emirates Stadium ahead of important fixtures.
He is a physically imposing presence and should have no problem adjusting his game to meet the demands of life in the English top-flight, having previously impressed in Ligue 1 and La Liga.
This would be great news for Arsenal, but before Gunners fans get too excited, there's a huge caveat to these tweets from Krychowiak.
December 28th is the Spanish version of April Fool's Day, and people in Spain believe that Krychowiak's tweets are nothing more than a practical joke.
It's a situation to monitor for Gunners fans, but right now we're edging towards it being a joke rather than a transfer revelation from the Pole.