Arsenal transfer news: £3m Ospina talk and Nastasic linked

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All the latest transfer news and gossip from The Emirates this Wednesday morning.

Arsenal are said to have agreed a fee with French club Nice for their Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina. The stopper, who impressed at this summer's World Cup, is reportedly set to become an Arsenal player for a fee in the region of £3 million.

The club are after increased competition for current number one stopper Wojciech Szczesny, after the departures of Lukasz Fabianski and Emiliano Viviano at the end of last season.

The 25-year-old would be the club's third signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy - who joined from Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively.

Arsene Wenger is said to be tracking Argentine defender Gino Peruzzi of Italian outfit Catania. The 22-year-old utility man rejected Sunderland last summer to make his Serie A switch and has impressed in Sicily last campaign.

Capable of playing anywhere along the back four the Gunners would reportedly prefer to sign him on a loan deal with a view to making it permanent - should he prove a success in the first-team.

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic has emerged as a surprise transfer target for the club this summer.

The Serbian impressed in his first season in England but spent much of 2013-14 watching from the side-lines under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

With the future of Thomas Vermaelen under scrutiny Wenger may see the similar but younger defender as the perfect replacement for his Belgian club captain.

Finally, and Arsenal are said to have handed a trial to Serbian midfielder Mladen Micanovic. The 17-year-old is highly fought if in his Balkan homeland and currently plays for FK Javor Ivanjica.

Inter Milan are also said keen in the player who can also function at the back.

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