Wenger to announce first ‘agreement’ for January

New reports are suggesting that Arsenal have agreed an incomplete deal with Dynamo Moscow over a transfer for Aleksandr Kokorin.

The Russian international was linked with a move to north London on transfer deadline day last summer but the Gunners failed to finalize the move after showing interest in the striker.

Arsenal have reportedly made a new enquiry for Kokorin and according to France Football, Dynamo Moscow have agreed to let go of their star for a fee in the region of £4.4million.

The same report claims that a deal for Kokorin to join Arsenal will be activated only if Arsenal’s injury crisis is worsened by Olivier Giroud being sidelined or Danny Welbeck suffering another setback.

In the midst of all the speculation, former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis has urged his countryman to not waste the opportunity to join Arsenal.

“Kokorin should jump at the chance to leave Russia and go to that country,” Kanchelskis told Reuters, according to National.

“The Russian championship is very weak and Aleksandr can progress at Arsenal. Arsenal are the best option for Aleksandr’s career. If he is prepared to work a lot, he will not have any problems. He will not be like Andrei Arshavin and will become a top-class forward for the London club.”

FA rules do not permit players to sign contracts before the opening of the transfer window but verbal agreements are allowed.

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