North London giants Arsenal have made a breakthrough in their bid to sign Spanish international midfielder Denis Suarez from La Liga giants Barcelona during the ongoing January transfer window.
According to the Daily Express, the Gunners are closing in on a move for the Barcelona star after both parties reached an amicable point over his transfer.
Arsenal initially wanted a loan deal with the option to buy the talented midfielder in the summer but Barcelona were adamant that they will only sanction a permanent transfer for the 25-year-old.
It was revealed that both clubs have agreed for Denis Suarez to join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season with an obligation to make the deal permanent for £18m when his loan contract ends in the summer.
The Spaniard will reunite with compatriot Unai Emery having played under the Arsenal manager at Sevilla in 2015.
Denis Suarez has been identified as a major transfer target for the Gunners in this transfer window by Unai Emery alongside Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega but will have to pay his €20m release clause rather than a loan deal in the case of the Barcelona midfielder.
Unai Emery is looking to boost his squad with new signings for the second half of the season.