Arsenal are closing in on Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard. The Daily Express says reports surfacing in Brazil suggest that the Gunners have 'agreed' a £21.5m deal.

Spurs and Liverpool were also vying for the Atletico Mineiro midfielder's signature but it seems that the Gunners have won the race for him.

This is contrary to recent reports which suggested that Spurs were 'only contenders' for Bernard according to the player's agent.