The Sun then claimed that Gabriel had passed his medical and the players agent, Guilherme Miranda, told journalist Freddie Paxton that his client had turned down more lucrative offers to join Arsenal. You all know we've been following him for a long time and we hope we can get it done.
"Sometimes that in the last final stages it is not as easy as it looks, but again we are pretty positive that we can do it".
"We are trying to finalise the deal, that's what I can tell you at the moment".
"I am pretty confident we will find an agreement soon, that's my feeling".