Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is reportedly set for a move to Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux after the club agreed a transfer fee of €5m (£4.6m).
Koscielny, 33 is currently having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after nine years with the Premier League club.
The Frenchman had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium and the Gunners wanted him to stay.
But he asked for a free transfer and refused to travel on a pre-season tour.
The ex- France international has rejected a new contract that he felt undervalued his contribution and continued ability.
Arsenal began disciplinary proceedings and instructed the captain to train with the under-23s, but offered him a way back into the first-team squad for the new season.
However, Koscielny had no intention of reversing his decision and was determined to secure a move to his home country.
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As well as the medical, personal terms with Bordeaux still need to be finalised.
Talks also took place with Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 rivals Rennes.
Arsenal hope to sign a new centre-back before the Premier League’s transfer deadline at 17:00 BST on Thursday, while they retain an interest in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney despite the 22-year-old Scotland international being injured.
The Gunners are also in advanced talks over the sale of English right-back Carl Jenkinson, 27, to Championship side Nottingham Forest.