Arsenal targeting deadline day-beating triple swoop

Arsenal are hopeful of following an imminent deal for Gabriel Paulista with swoops for AC Milan’s Adil Rami and Joao Pereira of Valencia before next week’s transfer deadline passes, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Gunners look set to seal the arrival of Villarreal’s Brazilian star soon after being granted a work permit for him, with the only hold-up being Joel Campbell’s loan move in the opposite direction.

However, the South American may not be the only signing at the Emirates in the coming days, with Rami and Pereira targets.

The latter has been strongly linked with the Gunners of late amid suggestions Valencia are willing to let him leave for free this month.

The Portugal international, 30, plays at right-back and could be used as a back-up for Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers.

Rami is also on the north Londoners’ agenda.

The Frenchman is thought to be available for around £6m, but Arsenal could face competition from upcoming Champions League opponents Monaco for the 29-year-old.