Arsene Wenger is 'confident' Arsenal will soon be able to announce the signing of Marouane Chamakh.
The Morocco international has been a long-standing transfer target for the Gunners, with speculation regularly linking him with a move to Emirates Stadium.
It appears the talented frontman could finally be about to make that switch, with his contract at Bordeaux set to expire at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old is expected to join Arsenal once he becomes a free agent, becoming Wenger's first piece of summer business.
The Gunners are well aware that they need to bolster their attacking options, having struggled in the absence of Robin van Persie this season, and are delighted to be closing in on a proven goalscorer.
"It is not officially done, but we are confident on the boy," Wenger told the Arsenal Vodcast on the club's official website.
"When all is clear we will come out and announce it."
Wenger is also expected to shore up his defence this summer, with William Gallas, Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre all set to be out of contract at the end of the season.
It is unlikely that all three will be allowed to leave, but reinforcements remain a top priority.
Among those mentioned as possible targets is Fulham centre-half Brede Hangeland, who has long been linked with a switch to north London.
Wenger has refused to rule out the prospect of making a move for the Norwegian this year, but has dashed any suggestion that he has approached the towering 28-year-old in the past.
"I find he is a good player, but we were never in for him," added the Frenchman.