Aston Villa wants to wrap up the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez before their game against Sheffield United, Sun Sports reports.
The Villans have made the Argentinean their top target in the last few days after they lost Tom Heaton to injury and Pepe Reina to Lazio.
Martinez has emerged as one of the most sought-after goalkeepers in Europe recently after he took his chance at Arsenal.
He had been the second choice at the club before an injury to Bernd Leno in June forced Mikel Arteta to make him the goalie for the rest of the season.
He did brilliantly and helped the Gunners win both the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
Leno is now back from his injury and Arteta faces a dilemma on who to make his first choice.
Martinez has ramped up the pressure on the Spanish manager by insisting that he will have to be number one or he will leave the club.
Villa manager, Dean Smith is confident that his team will sign the Argentinean after they made another bid of around £20 million, according to the report.
It also adds that Martinez has rejected Arsenal’s latest contract offer as he wants assurances that he will be number one, and he wants the move because he knows he will be the first choice at Villa Park.