A transfer that not many thought would happen is set to be completed within the next 48 hours when Arsenal complete the signing of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to multiple credible reports in the media.
Then Monday evening the regional newspaper La Voix du Nord, who have their headquarters in Lille, claimed that the deal will be completed either on Tuesday or the latest Wednesday.
Now, you will have noticed that I have not linked to any tabloid like the Mail, Daily Star, The Sun, Daily Express or The Mirror and instead provided links to SkySports, the Telegraph and the regional newspaper in Lille.
The reason is to try and ascertain the most credible updates possible and while Sky and the Telegraph do get it wrong on occasions, they are certainly far more credible than the tabloids.
And while I do not know anything about La Voix du Nord I have to believe that the local Lille newspaper is probably the most credible source of the lot.
So basically, there are very strong indications that Nicolas Pepe will complete his transfer to Arsenal by Wednesday at the latest.
La Voix du Nord also claims that the 24-year-old will sign a five-year contract with a salary close to 6 million Euros per year.