The Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhães has agreed to join Arsenal and will fly to London on Monday to complete a move worth up to €30m (£27m).

Arsenal had been confident of securing Gabriel’s signature after seeing the Ligue 1 side accept their bid last week. Other clubs had been circling, with Napoli showing firm interest while Manchester United and Manchester City monitored the situation, but talks on Saturday brought a decisive breakthrough and Gabriel will sign a five-year deal early this week.