Arsenal are ready to close a deal for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Julio Cesar after Napoli scrapped their move for the Brazil keeper, 33. Cesar is keen to stay in England and the Premier League ahead of next summer's World Cup finals.

His agent Josias Cardoso said: "Arsenal remain a concrete option.

"In Italy recently I have only spoken to Napoli - but they did not want to pay Julio's current wages.

"He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and after a great Confederations Cup performance he showed his desire to come back to Italy by demanding nothing more."