Arsenal have agreed a deal with Brighton to sign forward Leandro Trossard; the Belgium international told the Seagulls he wants to leave in January following breakdown in relationship with head coach Roberto De Zerbi; the 28-year-old has six months left on existing Brighton deal.
Arsenal and Brighton have reached an agreement for the transfer of forward Leandro Trossard.
The agreed fee is an initial £20m plus add-ons – it could reach £27m.
Trossard is due to undergo a medical on Friday morning and finalise personal terms with the Premier League leaders. Sky Sports News has been told he will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract at Arsenal, with the option to extend the deal for another year.
If the Belgian international is registered by midday on Friday, he will be available to play in the Gunners’ match against Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
The Gunners have been looking for a new attacker and missed out on Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who moved to Chelsea in a deal worth £85m.
Trossard has entered the final six months of his contract at Brighton, but the Seagulls had the option of extending his existing deal by a further year.
Tottenham had an offer rejected for Trossard, and are instead pursuing Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.