Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to press on with a deal for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar.The Sun says after landing Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain, Wenger is pressing ahead with negotiations for Julio Cesar.

Brazilian keeper Cesar, who has a £90,000-a-week contract at QPR, will be allowed to leave Loftus Road as a free agent just to get him off the wage bill.

The ex-Inter Milan keeper, 33, wants to stay in London despite interest from Barcelona.

And Wenger believes that the capture of Higuain will convince other world-class stars to join.