Arsenal are favourites to sign QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar. The Mirror says Arsenal are expected to snap up Queens Park Rangers' unwanted keeper Julio Cesar.

The Brazil international, whose representatives sounded out the Gunners last summer before he joined QPR from Inter Milan, has been told he can leave the relegated West Londoners.

QPR are likely to allow the 33-year-old, who they signed on a free, go cheaply so they can get his £70,000-a-week contract off the books and they are convinced the Emirates is his most likely ­destination.