English Premier League side, Arsenal have agreed on a deal to sign Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.
The North London side has been in talk with Sao Paulo for the 19-year-old during the past week.
According to Goal, the final deal is still being sorted out, adding that Marquinhos is expected to be Gunner’s first signing.
Arsenal signed Marquinhos for a deal of around £3million.
The EPL side took advantage of a contract loophole to get the forward for such a low price.
Sao Paulo has reluctantly accepted Gunner’s deal due to fears he could leave for free, despite his current deal not due to expire in 2024.
In a related development, Manchester City on Tuesday confirmed that a deal has been sealed with Borussia Dortmund to bring Erling Haaland to Etihad this summer.
Manchester City confirmed the development in a post on their official Twitter account.
A clause in his contract means Haaland is available for just £62m this summer.
The club manager, Pep Guardiola will be pleased to sign Haaland after failing to land Harry Kane for £150m last summer.
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