Romania striker Ciprian Marica is "close to joining Arsenal" according to the player's agent.

Marica 27 is a free agent after leaving Schalke and Shakhtar Dontesk Lazio and Inter Milan have all been interested.

His agent Ioan Becali said: "Marica is a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football and so it's natural that big clubs are eyeing his career. He's close to joining Arsenal but we have to wait for the next week."