ARSENAL have agreed a deal to sign Brazil forward Everton in a £36million tranfer from Gremio, it has been claimed.
Reports suggest the Gunners’ club doctor will fly to Brazil to conduct a medical with the player.
Manchester United reportedly sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old during his country’s Copa America victory and news of the Gunners progress may disappoint the Red Devils.
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Arsenal’s new technical director – and fellow Brazilian – Edu reportedly met with Everton’s agent Gilmar Veloz which helped seal the deal.
And the forward also dropped a hint of his own when he confirmed he ‘had an offer’ just days ago.
The Gunners are in need of some positive news after a group of fans penned a furious letter to the board calling owner Stan Kroenke ‘not fit for purpose’.
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And having officially launched their away kit, the club’s official Twitter was ambushed by fans who gave their backing to the #WeCareDoYou campaign started by the letter.
Another Brazilian Dani Alves has also been linked with the North Londoners and he even suggested he would take a pay cut to join the club.
Arsenal won their opening pre-season game with a 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids and fans swooned over 17-year-old Bukayo Saka who some compared to Lionel Messi.