Monaco look set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon.

25-year-old Patricio has played over 200 games for Sporting and has attracted interest from several European clubs this summer.

Arsenal had been favourites to sign the ‘keeper the Express report having had a bid of £10million turned down already.

However it seems Monaco have wrapped up the signing of Patricio for £9million plus several other performance based payments according to the article.