Arsenal have agreed another deal as Spanish reports suggested earlier today. The deal is of a defender who was also being eyed by Manchester United.
Arsenal have reached an agreement with Villareal for their centre-half Gabriel Paulista, according to Metro reports.
It was reported that the deal was agreed on the same day when the Gunners announced their first winter signing of midfielder Krystian Bielik. Gunners paid £2million for the Polish teenager.
While La Liga defender Gabriel Paulista is also closing on his Arsenal deal with Villareal coach Marcelino is also likely to confirm the deal in the coming days.
Paulista is also targeted by Manchester United who will now have to look for other defenders in the market.
The 24-year-old would cost around £20million, according to Spanish media. The Brazilian is a regular player for Villareal but would have to struggle at Emirates as the centre-back role is occupied by Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. He has played 19 La Liga games so far this season.
The reports further suggested that the player is waiting for a work permit but is likely to get before the deal.
Arsenal another targeted defender Winston Reid who expressed his desire to play for the Gunners would now have to look for other club.
Columnist: Stevan Jones