The Daily Star is reporting that Arsenal will finally clinch the deal for Valencia midfielder Juan Mata within the next 24 hours. The Spain international has attracted interest from a number of top sides across Europe, including Tottenham, but their north London rivals have emerged as the strong favourites to sign him.

The Gunners are said to have offered £13m for the 23 year old midfielder.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is a also big admirer of Mata however, the striker is said to favour a move to the Emirates.

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