Arsene Wenger said as much on French TV a few days ago.
"It is likely to be. If it happens, it will be before the start of the Euro" he said.
This comes after, as first reported on this site, the player’s agent tried to stall the negotiations by announcing that other teams were interested in signing Nasri.
Nasri’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernès, is even today trying to put the spanner in the works by saying : "nothing has yet been done"
However Marseille’s President, Papa Diouf, confirmed that although there were some conditions to be met the deal will go through in a few days.
"The departure of Samir is not yet settled” he said.
“It still has to meet certain conditions relating to the recent renewal of the contract (the mode of payment to Marseille).
This would, however be in a matter of days ...”
Apparently Nasri’s club are asking for an improved offer aside the £11m (four-year deal) that Arsenal have put on the table.
This is likely to include additional payments in the future if Arsenal win domestic and European titles and is similar to the deal struck when Reyes was brought to the club form Sevilla.
Who’s next on Wenger’s list then?
Marseille regional paper: Nasri deal to Arsenal as good as signed and sealed. How will he fit in?