According to a report on Auxerre TV, Franco-Cameroonian striker Paul-Georges Ntep is on the cusp of joining Arsenal on a five-year deal.
The website claims the Gunners will pay €10 million to take the France under-21 striker off the hands of the Ligue 2 side who have already lined up Serbian attacker Nikola Stojiljkovic as a replacement.
Yesterday Auxerre’s president went on record saying he suspected Ntep, who has scored 10 goals in 21 games this season, had travelled to London at the weekend for negotiations although he stressed that no bid had been received from the Gunners. Ligue 1 side Rennes are believed to have lodged a bid in the region of €8 million.
There’s nothing official yet, but this rumour seems to be gathering momentum all the time.
Were Ntep to sign for the Gunners he’d be the fouth player from Auxerre to make the move to N5 following the likes of Abou Diaby, Bacary Sagna and Yaya Sanogo.