Arsenal are hopeful they have a chance of securing the services of Martin Odegaard in time to register him for their weekend derby clash against Chelsea.
The north Londoners are reeling following a humiliating result on opening day loss to Brentford in the league last Friday.
A deal with Real Madrid for Norway international Odegaard is very close.
Looking forward to an important clash with local rivals Chelsea this weekend, Arsenal are hopeful Odegaard will be available for selection, per The Athletic.
The two clubs are almost at a total agreement, with Odegaard eager to come back to Arsenal.
He enjoyed a successful second half of the season loan spell at the London club last term.