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Arsenal target Pablo Mari flying back to Brazil

Flamengo defender Pablo Mari's move to Arsenal is in danger of falling through.

The Daily Mailsays Mari's proposed move from Flamengo to Arsenal is in danger of collapsing because a late hitch has seen negotiations between the two teams stall.

The 26-year-old centre back travelled to London along with Gunners technical director Edu, completing a medical on Saturday, and it appeared there would be no issues with a deal being finalised.

But Mari has now flown back to Rio de Janeiro, with suggestions that an agreement has not yet been met between Flamengo and Arsenal over a transfer fee, which was expected to be around £7m.

It is believed the Gunners are keen on a loan deal with an option to purchase the player in the summer, but Flamengo would prefer a permanent deal and money up front straight away.

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