Reports from Italy, including Sky Italia (yes, we know), suggest that Palermo keeper Emiliano Viviano will travel to London today to undergo a medical with Arsenal.
The deal mooted is a season long loan with an option to buy at the end of it. Viviano spent last season on loan with Fiorentina, making 32 appearances in Serie A.
Arsenal are in need of strengthening in the goalkeeping position having let Vito Mannone go to Sunderland earlier in the summer. Although Szczesny and Fabianski are fit and ready, Arsene Wenger admitted doubts over youngster Emi Martinez last week.
He said, “We have Emi Martinez as number three, but he has no experience at all in the Premier League, that is why we always had an eye open, and this position is not completely closed yet.”
Although Arsenal would pay Palermo a loan fee, it would maintain Arsene Wenger’s actual transfer fee spend at £0.00.
Saving it all up for a £80m purchase tomorrow, obviously.