Arsenal are intensifying their transfer plans as they aim to bounce back from last season's disappointing Premier League campaign.
They are set to sign Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette after the player passed a medical last night.
Express Sport understands the deal will cost Arsenal £52million, dwarfing the £42m they paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil back in 2013.
Reports are also claiming they are on the verge of landing Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, who could replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chile star moves to Manchester City.
And Golovin could be next, with agent Varga saying a deal is close to completion.
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Aleksandr Golovin is close to sealing a move to Arsenal
Journalist David Sansun, who writes for Russian Football News, relayed Varga's words on Twitter.
"@sportsdailyru Asked if he was at Russia vs Mexico for work or pleasure: 'Arsene Wenger called me, asked me to watch Golovin again,' he said.
"'He was going to come but his scout in Russia sent him 6-8 positive reports, so he asked me to watch him instead'."
"For Russia, the rise will be greater if Golovin goes to Arsenal," he said.
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Aleksandr Golovin is close to joining Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal
Arsenal are close to signing Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow
"The generation of Arshavin and Zhirkov played in England [previously].
"Golovin has an interest for Arsenal, money is not a problem.
"I think Wenger will pay £10m - £15m for him.
"The leaders of Arsenal forced him to spend money this summer [and] gave him £100m [to spend] on transfers.
"And Wenger, on the contrary, does not want to buy anyone at that price, it is [more] interesting to [him to] find [young] talent and bring to perfection.
"Coaches, usually all, beat out money from the bosses on transfers, and Wenger works differently."
The arrival of another forward could lead to Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez jumping ship.
Everton want Giroud despite supposedly being close to landing Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
Perez, meanwhile, is wanted back at former club Deportivo La Coruna.