Arsenal are close to striking a deal with Standard Liege for Michy Batshuayi.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners are preparing an £6.7million move for Batshuayi next month.

Arsenal have watched the 20-year-old extensively this year and are ready to meet the striker's €8million release clause.

The North London club, who face West Ham today, would be prepared to loan Batshuayi, who has scored 14 goals this season, back to Belgium for the rest of the season to secure a deal.

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