Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is undergoing a medical ahead of joining RB Leipzig on loan for the rest of the season, according to Sky sources.
The 18-year-old flew to Germany on Wednesday evening, ahead of a medical on Thursday morning with the Bundesliga side.
RB Leipzig manager Ralph Rangnick said on Thursday: “Yes, I can confirm that the player is in Leipzig. And that we’ll carry out the medical today.
“Then we’ll have to see that we have everything available to be able to complete the transfer today. If that is the case today, we do not have that much time left – everything must be done by 6pm then the player can come to us.
“At the moment this is not the case and I cannot confirm this transfer yet. If everything will work out, then I can still say something about it tomorrow.”
The imminent arrival of Denis Suarez at the Emirates has allowed Arsenal to let Smith Rowe, who has represented England at youth level, go out on loan.
Smith Rowe has made six senior appearances for the Gunners this season, coming in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
RB Leipzig currently lie fourth in the league and have enjoyed a busy window with signings including 19-year old USA international Tyler Adams, who was man of the match on Sunday as RB won 4-0 away to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Other signings this window include Hannes Wolf and Amadou Haidara, both from Red Bull Salzburg.