Villarreal have confirmed that an agreement has been made in principle with Arsenal for the transfer of 24-year old defender Gabriel Paulista. No fee has been announced by the most recent report, from Kike Marin, states that the deal would cost Arsenal €18m, or £13.5m. One reason for a reported lower price is the loan of Joel Campbell to Villarreal.
At the time of writing, Arsenal have not confirmed the transfer, likely because it is subject to Internal clearance, which will mean the much discussed work permit. With that in mind, there is still a long way to go before Gabriel is confirmed as an Arsenal player, but at the very least, the transfer fees and personal terms have been completed with a minimum of fuss.
Villarreal have also confirmed the signing of Joel Campbell on loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.