That is according to Turkish newspaper Aksam, who claim Galatasaray are ready to push through with a permanent deal.

It is understood that the Super Lig champions will offer the Germany international a three-year deal as he nears his Emirates exit.

Podolski spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter, where he failed to impress, scoring just one goal in 19 appearances for the Italian giants.

He scored two goals for Arsenal against Gala in the Champions League last season but failed to cement a place in Arsene Wenger's regular XI.