Arsenal expect to complete their shock £20million swoop for Jamie Vardy in the next 24 hours.
Discussions have accelerated at rapid pace with only the formalities of the deal now left to conclude.
Arsenal are confident the deal will be rubber-stamped before Vardy leaves for Euro 2016 on Monday.
Arsene Wenger has sanctioned a swoop for the Leicester City forward after several top-flight clubs were sounded out by the player’s representatives.
The Premier League champions want to keep their 24-goal forward, but are powerless to stop him moving to another Champions League club if they meet the agreed fee.
Arsenal will offer Vardy a considerable increase on his current £80,000-a-week contract.
Wenger attended England’s win against Portugal on Thursday night when Vardy started up front for Roy Hodgson’s side.