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Arsenal close on Santos - reports

August 29, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal are close to securing a deal for Fenerbahce left-back Andre Santos, according to reports.

Andre Santos
GettyImagesAndre Santos is set to sign for Arsenal

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to bolster his squad before Wednesday's transfer deadline after Sunday's humiliating 8-2 defeat at Manchester United exposed his threadbare squad.

And it is suggested by Turkish media that Arsenal have turned their attention to Brazil international Santos, after seeing Gael Clichy sold to Manchester City this summer and Armand Traore on the brink of a move to QPR.

Santos, 28, has played for Brazil on 22 occasions and joined Fener from Corinthians in 2009. It is claimed a €7 million deal has been struck with Arsenal, ahead of a medical on Tuesday.

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