According to Sevilla, Sebastien Squillaci will be traveling to London on Monday for a medical in preparation for a permanent transfer to Arsenal.
A statement on their website read: "A transfer deal has been agreed, subject to the player passing a medical."
An offer of £6.5m has been accepted by Sevilla. That is the amount that the Spanish club paid Lyon for his services when he arrived in 2008.
Nothing on the Arsenal website about the recent developments. But there is an Saturday entry which states that "Wenger is far from close to signing Squillaci". Arsenal is famously tight lipped when it comes to transfers - Wikileaks would have a tough time with our club.
Squillaci will be welcome cover to the center back corps which has looked dangerously thin with just Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny as fully match fit. Johan Djourou is on the cusp but has not played a match in over a year.