Spanish side Real Sociedad are confident in their attempts to confirm a deal for out-of-favour Arsenal striker Carlos Vela.
Vela has endured a difficult time during his seven years with Arsenal, and has frequently found himself sent out on loan to ensure he gets minutes on the pitch, after failing to muscle his way into Arsene Wenger's line-up.
The Mexican joined the Gunners in 2005, after graduating from Guadalajara's youth academy, but failed to really establish himself in north London.
After two early loan spells at Salamanca and Osasuna, he remained in England, before being sent out to West Brom for the remainder of the 2010/11 season, before being once again loaned out to Real Sociedad last year.
During his stint at Sociedad, he spoke of being happy and content with life in Spain, speaking of a desire to remain at the club.
The striker netted 12 times for Sociedad last season, by far his best return in a league campaign, and hinted that he was seeking to make his stay permanent.
Well, as reported by Goal.com, it looks like that is becoming ever-likely, after club president Jokin Aperribay commented that a deal is in the process of being done.
“We're getting somewhere, but there's nothing set in stone yet,” he said.
"As the talks have evolved, I'm moderately optimistic, but there's no deal yet."