Arsenal have agreed a deal worth £450,000 for teenage Molde striker Nikolaj Duus Moller.
The 18-year-old is expected to sign a four-year contract and has already had his medical at London Colney.
According to Goal, the deal should be finalised before Monday’s 11pm deadline. The Sweden Under-19 international would then link up with the club’s Under-23 outfit, managed by Steve Bould, rather than the senior side.
Moller has previously been compared with compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic and spent time in Italy, playing for Bologna’s youth sides. He scored three goals in 19 appearances for I Rossoblu’s Under-17s before returning to Sweden.
As for the Ibrahimovic comparisons, Moller stands at 6’4 and the Swedish media have also praised his technical ability.
It’s the latest addition for Bould’s squad, coming after the incomings of Jonathan Dinzeyi, George Lewis and Tim Akinola.
As for the senior side, Arsenal are edging closer to the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. The Ghana international has completed a medical in Spain after the Gunners opted to pay his €50m release clause.
Fans had previously been hoping for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, who impressed during the French side’s run to the semi finals of the Champions League.
However, that deal failed to materialise, and space has been left in the Arsenal squad for another central midfielder with Matteo Guendouzi’s departure on loan to Hertha Berlin.
Partey is a solid addition to an Arsenal side that has picked up nine points from a possible 12 in the Premier League so far this season. Mikel Arteta’s side previously signed Pablo Mari, Cedric, Willian, Gabriel and Runar Alex Runarsson this summer, while William Saliba has also linked up with the squad after completing a season on loan at Saint-Etienne.
Among the departures were Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Emiliano Martinez.