Arsenal are on the verge of signing 17-year-old Kelechi Nwakali according Nigerian sports site, Complete Sports.

The u17 World Cup star has been moving ever closer to an Emirates switch for the last few weeks and it seems as if it could all be almost completed as we move into the business end of the window.

“I don’t think there’s anything to fear about the deal not going on as planned,” Kelechi’s brother is quoted as saying.

“Given the type of visa we applied for, we hope it will be available within the shortest possible time.

Nigeria's Kelechi Nwakali carries the Fifa Under-17 World Cup trophy on his head in the midst of a crowd gathered to receive the triumphant Nigeria U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, on November 11, 2015. Nigeria's Golden Eaglets emerged champions of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile after defeating Mali 2-0. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER
Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwakali carries the Fifa Under-17 World Cup trophy on his head in the midst of a crowd gathered to receive the triumphant Nigeria U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, on November 11, 2015. Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets emerged champions of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile after defeating Mali 2-0. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

“Don’t forget, there are always ways such transactions that are done, so I assure you we’ll get there. There are no threats whatsoever on Kelechi’s Arsenal move, this I assure you.

“We’ve no worries at all as everything is moving according to plans.

“Arsenal are known to have a good programme for young players.

“They develop young stars and enhance their careers.”

Nwakali captained the u17 Super Eagles to victory at the last World Cup, and is an attacking midfielder.

There had been some scaremongering over the past few days that the deal could be in jeopardy because of FIFA’s clampdown on the transfer of players under the age of 18, but it seems that it is only his visa and work permit that are causing a delay.

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