BBC confirmed that the fee has been agreed between both the sides Arsenal and Villarreal for the defender Gabriel Paulista.
“Transfer agreed in principle with Arsenal for Gabriel, who will bid farewell before the game. Much luck!”
BBC published that the principle deal of £15million has been agreed for the 24-year-old centre-back.
However, the London side will now only have to solve the work permit issue before finalizing the Brazilian move.
The deal would include a loan move of Arsenal striker Joel Campbell. The Costa Rican will be out for the rest of the season on loan with the La Liga club.
Villarreal also confirmed the deal yesterday on Twitter before their game against Levante at El Madrigal.
“Welcome @ joel-campbell12! Agreement reached with Arsenal until the end of the season.”
Campbell was also linked with a loan move this month, however Wenger denied earlier but now allowed him to get some regular time.
The 22-year-old played a great role for Costa Rica in the World Cup last summer. He helped them to reach the quarter-finals.
Columnist: Stevan Jones