Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the club is set to sign Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal CF.
The 24-year old Brazilian centre-back has been heavily linked with a £15million transfer to the Gunners which was confirmed by his Spanish club on Sunday afternoon.
And Wenger is hoping to complete the deal later today.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “It’s very, very, very close.
“It should be done.”