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Arsenal close in on deal for La Liga star

Arsenal have agreed terms with Spanish international Santi Cazorla according to reports from The Guardian.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring the Malaga winger to the Emirates Stadium and Cazorla is said to have agreed to join the North London club.

The reports suggest Wenger is hopeful a bid of €20 million will be accepted, despite the 27-year-old having a buy-out clause in his contract believed to be set at €45 million.

Malaga paid a club record £16.5 million to take the Spanish international to la Rosaleda last summer, however they were heavily-criticised by a number of players last week after it emerged there were still outstanding wages to be paid.

Cazorla, who has been capped 45 times by Spain, was among those to raise their concerns and is said to have told officials that he wanted to leave the Andaluz club.

Arsenal meanwhile, have seen their summer overshadowed by the saga involving Robin van Persie, with bids having been rejected from Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City.

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