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Arsenal close to sealing Squillaci deal

Sevilla have accepted an offer from Arsenal for French international defender Sebastien Squillaci.

The 30-year-old, who sat out Sevilla’s Champions League qualifier with Braga last week, will travel to London tomorrow to carry out a medical and should then sign for The Gunners ahead of next Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The La Liga club announced the news on their official website this afternoon: 'Defender Sebastien Squillaci is travelling to London to have a medical at Arsenal, the club he will be transferred to after an agreement was reached by the two clubs pending the results of the medical.'

The former Lyon player is expected to cost somewhere in the region of £5m and will provide Arsenal with another option in central defence following the departures of William Gallas, Mikael Silvestre, Sol Campbell and Philippe Senderos in the summer.

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