Arsenal hoping to finalise deal for Birmingham City star today

It’s been reported that sources within both clubs have confirmed that negotiations are ongoing regarding the £8m sale of the central defender.

Funds will be available to the North London club, with the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri expected to be completed this weekend.

However, supporters may not be pacified by the news that their first signing after letting go of two of their best creative midfielders is a defender, despite the club’s long-term need for a traditional English centre-back.

Dann was a part of the Birmingham squad that beat the Gunners in last year’s Carling Cup final, and the club are hoping to have the 24 year-old on hand to face Newcastle on Saturday.

Arsenal are rumoured to nearing moves for Valencia winger, Juna Mata, and Shaktar Donetsk midfielder, Jadson, but are waiting to sell Nasri and Fabregas before they complete any deals.

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