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Arsenal ‘agree deal to sign Fabio Vieira’ with Porto star ‘to fly to London’ for medical

Arsenal have struck a surprise agreement with Porto to sign attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira, who is now due to travel to England for a medical ahead of a switch to north London, according to reports. The Gunners are understood to have sealed a deal with the Portuguese giants for the 22-year-old in the past few hours as he prepares to embark on a new chapter in the Premier League and he could touch down in the capital as soon as this evening.

Arsenal have had a slow start to their summer transfer window and have had to watch Tottenham conclude three impressive signings before making their mark in the market.

But now the wait has seemingly been worth it after making the breakthrough in their pursuit of first-team reinforcements.

According to Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda, Vieira is now on his way to Arsenal in what could prove to be a major coup for Mikel Arteta.

The player’s release clause stands at £36m and although it’s not been confirmed whether that figure has been met, Porto have now given Vieira the green light to undergo a medical in England.

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Vieira had reportedly been attracting interest from Liverpool prior to Arsenal’s agreement with Porto.

The Portuguese U21 international is said to be ‘dreaming’ of Premier League football and ambition he could be set to fulfil this summer.

He is set to sign a five-year deal with Arsenal, where he will hope to play a significant role under Arteta.

Arsenal are also optimistic they are on course to strike a deal with Manchester City for striker Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners have now tabled their opening offer, worth an estimated £30m, for the 25-year-old.

Jesus is open to making the move to the Emirates Stadium despite Arsenal’s failure to secure Champions League football.

The same applies to Youri Tielemans, also Arsenal are yet to firm up their interest in the Leicester midfielder.

It’s currently unclear whether their pursuit of Vieira would impact their interest in Tielemans, who can leave Leicester this summer.

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