Arsenal land €7m Brazilian defender - reports

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Arsenal have signed Brazilian defender Andre Santos from Fenerbache, according to reports in Turkey.

Turkish sports channel NTVSPOR claim the Fenerbache full-back is set to move to the Gunners for €7 million, and is one of a handful of players poised to leave a club set for relegation amidst match-fixing allegations that saw the club removed from the Champions League.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to strengthen his defensive options at the Emirates, with the 28-year-old now appearing to be the most imminent arrival.

A 22-cap international, the signing would be a coup for the Arsenal boss just a day after his side's demolition at the hands of Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League.

Defence has been an area of concern for the north London side for some time, and whilst a centre back is thought to be the Frenchman's main priority, some much-needed cover in the full-back position would be an advantage to the Arsenal boss.

Gary Cahill remains heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, although relations between Arsenal and Bolton appear to be at a low after last week's accusations of a £6 million bid.

A midfielder and striker are also on the radar of Wenger as the Gunners look to add four bodies before deadline day on Wednesday, although Park Chu-Young is thought to be nearing an Arsenal move from AS Monaco.

Arsenal are yet to confirm the Santos signing.

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