Arsenal transfer news: Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze signings to be completed in next few days

The pair impressed at last year's Fifa Under-17 World Cup

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are set to complete a £3million deal for young Nigerian duo Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.

The pair have attracted interest from some of European football’s elite clubs after leading their country to victory at last year’s Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile.

Nwakali, an all-action midfielder, was the tournament’s stand-out player, captaining his side to victory and picking up the Player of the Tournament award. Chukwueze, who predominantly plays on the wing, scored three goals and claimed three assists.

Wenger expects deals for both players to be completed by Monday’s transfer deadline, provided issues surrounding the players’ work permits are resolved.

“[The talks] are progressing well,” he said at a press conference on Friday. “Yes of course there are work permit issues. There are medical issues, because they have to make medicals. It’s progressing well.

“We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament, basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the line during this transfer period. [If we can], we will do it. [Chukwueze] is signing as well.”

The Nigerian Tribune reported on Thursday that Nwakali was flying to London to finalise his move.

"I am going to Arsenal to work and try to be the best I can, and with God anything is possible, to work hard to justify my claim for first team football," he said.