Arsenal’s deal with Brazilian club Flamengo for their Spanish defender Pablo Mari is in doubt with the player heading back to Brazil.
Mari arrived in London on Saturday for his medical after Arsenal Technical Director Edu Gaspar had agreed a deal with Flamengo to sign Mari on loan with a £7.5m transfer fee in view.
But Arsenal sources say Mari, 26, a former Manchester City centre-back, had his medical but negotiations stalled at the final stage with a disappointed Mari is now heading back to Rio de Janeiro.
Negotiations are ongoing between Flamengo and Arsenal though the Gunners are also having to consider new targets.
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“I already spoke with Pablo Marí now. We expect him at Ninho do Urubu this afternoon [for pre-season]. We had agreed to sell him for a fee, he arrived in London, Arsenal changed [terms]. Flamengo is a serious…
Source: Complete Sports