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Transfer news: Arsenal interested in Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, say Sky sources

Image: Gabriel Paulista: Relaxed over potential Arsenal move

Arsenal are interested in signing the Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista – but the Spaniards will only sell in this transfer window if a club meets his buy-out clause of around £15m, according to Sky sources.

Other sources say no deal between the two clubs is imminent.

The player has claimed his agent has been talking with the Gunners, but said: “Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head. I’m very calm.

"My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said last weekend that signing a defender is his priority this month.

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The Brazilian, 24, started his career in his homeland with Vitoria, before moving to Villarreal in August 2013, signing a five-year contract.

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