Palmeiras goalkeeper Marcos is expected to arrive in London today to open talks with Arsenal with a view to a £2.4 million switch to the Gunners.

The move could seal the end of veteran keeper David Seaman’s career. The England goalkeeper will be 40 at the start of next season and there has been growing speculation that he will callit a day at the end of the current campaign.

The prospect of Marcos moving to Highbury has been welcomed by his compatriot Edu. The Brazilian midfielder, who joined Arsenal 18 months ago, believes Marcos would be a valuable addition to the club.

Edu told The Sun: ‘For Marcos to come here would be great for the club.

‘David Seaman has really been thinking about the possibility of stopping this year and we already have two other goalkeepers in contention to take over.’

‘The goalkeeper wants to stay in Palmeiras until June to solve some personal things in Brazil, while Arsenal want him now,’ said Palmeiras press officer Marco Trevisan.