The Telegraph and Mirror report that the player has agreed terms with the club after talks.
Arsenal are waiting on Real Madrid to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, so that he can sanction the sale of the forward.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.