According to France Football, 22 year old Nimes striker Anthony Koura is in advanced negotiations to join Arsenal.
The player is currently out of Ligue 2 action with a vertebrae injury and will only return next month.
His entourage has held discussions with Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City and Monaco, but London club Arsenal have in recent days launched their offensive for the player, according to the report.
The striker is understood to have caught the eye of Arsène Wenger and certain Arsenal scouts with 9 goals this season and with the profile of a rapid and vivacious attacking talent.
The latest murmurs are that talks are well advanced and a deal could be concluded rapidly.