Marca is reporting that Malaga are on the verge of signing Arsenal de Sarandi defender Lisandro Lopez.
According to the Spanish newspaper, club sporting director Mario Husillos and general manager Vicente Casado travelled to Argentina on Wednesday to negotiate a deal with the Argentine club.
With Arsenal having already rejected a €4 million offer for the defender from AC Milan, los Boquerones will have to delve deep into their pockets if they want to win the race for Lopez.
Marca understands that Malaga officials have already met with the player’s agent Gustavo Goni, who is currently located in Spain.
Lisandro Lopez is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in Argentina’s top flight, with his technical skills likely to come in handy in a league such as La Liga.
While impressing the visiting scouts with his rock-solid displays at the back, the 23-year-old has notched up no less than 15 goals in 97 league matches for Arsenal de Sarandi.