"Arsenal is defining for Carrasco from Dalian Yifang", Schira wrote on Twitter.
Excitement is growing over the possibility of Yannick Carrasco signing for Arsenal, last week it was Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen that got the pulses running and it will probably be yet another player next week that will get us all hot under the collar.
Carrasco is also capable of playing as a wing-back, which would be useful for Emery is he persists with playing three at the back. Contacts ongoing with chinese club to finalize the last detalis of the deal.
In an update provided by Tavolieri through Chris Davison, it is revealed that the attacker has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners and a move is supposedly close to completion.
The fee is said to be in the region of £25-30m, which is thought to be the majority of Arsenal's transfer budget.
From a footballing point of view, Arsenal fans will be glad to see the back of the 2018/19 season - so it's time to look ahead at the summer transfers that could be made to prepare for the new campaign.
"There is now an offer on the table and the negotiations with my agent are progressing well", Carrasco told Nieuwsblad. He went on to say: 'I am aware that I am an important player for the team but I hope they let me leave. The adjustment for my family was also hard over there. Also on the field, where I had to take more responsibility.
The former Monaco man, who has notched 14 goals and 11 assists in 36 appearances for Dalian, was rumoured to have been on the radar of all of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Arsenal.
Carrasco joined Yifang 18 months ago from Atletico Madrid in a move that shocked supporters in Spain.