Ospina's reported £6m Arsenal exit could speed up Barrios' Tottenham arrival

TOPSHOT - Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina (L) jumps to catch the ball as England's forward Harry Kane (R) heads it during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between...

Arsenal and Tottenham could both strike deals with Boca Juniors

TOPSHOT - Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina (L) jumps to catch the ball as England's forward Harry Kane (R) heads it during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between...

Arsenal are reported to be closing in on the sale of David Ospina to Boca Juniors, The Mirror report.

Boca are looking to buy Ospina for just £6 million, with the goalkeeper's chances further dented by Bernd Leno's arrival at The Emirates.

Boca making a move for Ospina could hasten the sale of his Colombian teammate, Wilmar Barrios, who has been linked with Tottenham.

The Argentine side have a very limited number of foreign players they can use in their squad, and they are already at the limit.

Boca Junior's player Wilmar Barrios (R) vies for the ball with Defensa y Justicia's Fernando Marquez during their Argentina First Division Superliga football match at La Bombonera stadium...

Ospina's arrival would mean a foreign player has to exit, and Barrios is the lead candidate because he could fetch the highest figure.

The Sun first reported Tottenham's interest in the £25 million midfielder before the World Cup, and links have persisted since.

Marca Colombia reported this week that Spurs have made contact with Barrios' family, and Ospina's arrival makes his departure from Boca more likely.

Boca Juniors' Colombian midfielder Wilmar Barrios (front) celebrates after scoring a goal against Estudiantes during their Argentina First Division Superliga football match at Centenario...

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