Arsenal are finalising a deal for Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano this morning.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal have agreed a season-long loan with Palermo for Viviano.

The Italy international was on loan at Fiorentina last season and travelled to London on Sunday prior to undergoing a medical this morning.

Palermo striker Abel Hernandez - Uruguayan international team-mate for Arsenal target Luis Suarez - emerged as a late contender in the North London club's search for a new striker, while a loan move for Chelsea's Demba Ba is also a possibility.

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