Arsenal intend to push through their signing of Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela.

The Mirror says the Gunners want to activate a buy-back clause they inserted into the transfer of Vela to Real Sociedad in 2012.

Reports this morning suggest Arsene Wenger will conclude a £3.5m deal in the coming weeks, with the World Cup not causing a delay as the player is not in Mexico's 23-man squad.

Talks between the two clubs are said to be at an advanced stage, with Arsenal hoping to fend off interest from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

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