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08 August 2017

Arsenal willing to sell Gabriel as Spanish side Valencia plot £10m move for Brazilian defender

ARSENAL star Gabriel Paulista is attracting interest from Spanish giants Valencia.

The 26-year-old defender is free to leave the Gunners this summer if a suitable offer comes in.

Arsenal are willing to sell Gabriel Paulista this summer
Arsenal are willing to sell Gabriel Paulista this summer
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Valencia are plotting a swoop for the Brazilian defender
Valencia are plotting a swoop for the Brazilian defender
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He is not in Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans for the coming season.

Rob Holding is set to start at the back for the North London side.

Arsenal paid Villarreal around £11.3million for the Brazilian back in 2015.

But they would only want around £10m for him now.

Wenger is trying to offload a number of flops this summer, which is proving more difficult than hoped.

Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Mathieu Debuchy and Lucas Perez are all wanted off the wage bill.

Arsene Wenger, who guided the Gunners to Community Shield joy on Sunday, is looking to raise transfer funds
Arsene Wenger, who guided the Gunners to Community Shield joy on Sunday, is looking to raise transfer funds
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Gabriel, right, was at Wembley along with Alexis Sanchez to watch the Gunners triumph in the Community Shield against Chelsea
Gabriel, right, was at Wembley along with Alexis Sanchez to watch the Gunners triumph in the Community Shield against Chelsea
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Calum Chambers and Gabriel are two names who could also leave if a sizeable bid comes in before the window closes.

Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud could also face the chop, with Everton eyeing their French striker.

But Arsenal are adamant Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are not for sale.

Arsenal signed Gabriel for £11.3m back in 2015 from Villareal
Arsenal signed Gabriel for £11.3m back in 2015 from Villareal
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Arsene Wenger would sell for around £10m this summer
Arsene Wenger would sell for around £10m this summer
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Gabriel could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer
Gabriel could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer
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Gabriel started his career with Brazilian club Vitoria before moving to the Yellow Submarine in Spain.

He joined the Gunners just two season ago, with Wenger desperate to sign a centre-back.


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