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Arsenal reach deal with Flamengo for Pablo Mari

Arsenal have found a deal with Flamengo for Pablo Mari.

Globo reports Arsenal have agreed a new £4.2million deal to sign Mari from Brazilian club Flamengo in the January transfer window.

A £7.5million deal for centre-back Mari was agreed between Arsenal and Flamengo earlier this month.

However, as the Spanish defender arrived in London for a medical over the weekend, the Gunners complained they couldn't afford the fee and said they wanted a loan deal instead.

But Arsenal have now reached an agreement with Flamego which will see the 26-year-old join on loan for the rest of the season, according to widespread reports in Brazil.

Arsenal will pay a loan fee of £4.2m, with the deal including an option to sign the defender permanently in the summer.

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