Arsenal close in on Albert Sambi Lokonga transfer after 'agreeing personal terms with Anderlecht midfielder'

ARSENAL are reportedly on the brink of signing Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.

The Gunners have already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old midfielder, according to reports.

With all parties involved eager to complete the deal, the only thing left to sort out is the price, Football London journalist Chris Wheatley claims.

He wrote on Twitter: "Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga.

"As reports in Belgium have mentioned, the player wants to join #AFC with personal terms already agreed.

"Fee still yet to be agreed but optimism from all sides that a deal can be reached."

Mikel Arteta's side have allegedly made a £14.5 million bid for Lokonga, Sportswitness reported.

But the Lotto Park residents are holding out for £17 million, SunSport revealed earlier this month.

The Gunners fresh bid is a slight improvement on their initial offer of £13 million.


The North London club set their sights on Lokonga when it became clear their No1 target Martin Odegaard was staying at Real Madrid.

And he's open to a transfer as-long as the club interested are bigger that his current side who finished fourth in the Belgian Pro League last season.

He said: "I will not go to a club which is inferior to Anderlecht.

"I will only leave Anderlecht if all the ingredients are there.

"Yes, I feel ready to take a step forward and rub shoulders with great players.

"But everything will depend on the proposals that will be made during this summer."

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