Denilson agrees Arsenal deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal are reported to have signed Brazilian teenager Denilson from Sao Paulo.
Arsenal are reported to have signed Brazilian teenager Denilson, although there has been no confirmation from The Emirates Stadium.
The Premier League have announced that the 18-year-old has signed for The Gunners, subject to receiving international clearance.
If the deal is ratified, Denilson will be joining from Sao Paulo and he is a highly-rated defensive midfielder.
Denilson would link up with compatriots Gilberto Silva and Julio Baptista in North London and could eventually cost Arsenal £4 million.
Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he is thankful that the Ashley Cole transfer saga is finally over.
Cole concluded his protracted move to Premiership champions Chelsea on Thursday in a deal which saw William Gallas head in the opposite direction.
Wenger said: "It was a big day yesterday and obviously it dragged on for a long time.
"It's good to have everybody focused on the main target which is to play good football and respond to the ambitions of Arsenal Football Club.
"The positive thing is that it is finally over.
"It was the wish of Ashley Cole to go to Chelsea and the wish of William Gallas to come to us, so I'm relieved it has happened."