Arsenal close to deal for Brazilian defender – reports
Gabriel is on the verge of completing a deal to move to Valencia from Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
The Brazilian has struggled since moving from Villareal and is now set for a return to La Liga.
The deal is thought to be worth around £10m – £5m less than he was signed for.
There have been rumours of defensive departures at the club with Calum Chambers looking like the most likely to leave, but this deal could open up the possibility of him staying at the club.
Gabriel has struggled to secure a place in Arsenal’s team since moving here and now his time in England is coming to an end.
He suffered an injury at the end of last season that kept him out of the FA Cup final, that appears to be his last action in an Arsenal shirt.
It does open up the possibility of a defensive signing as well. The club have been linked with Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez over the past couple of days.