By Simon Jones for MailOnline
Published: 19:35 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 19:35 GMT, 27 January 2020
Arsenal are trying to salvage their deal for defender Pablo Mari after his club Flamengo called it off on Monday.
Mari had undergone his medical with Arsenal and was ready to sign only for Flamengo to change their demands on what was expected to be a loan with view to a permanent £7.5million deal.
The 26-year-old was forced to fly back to Rio de Janeiro but failed to report for pre-season training with Flamengo as he pushed for the transfer to be revived.
Pablo Mari was on the verge of joining Arsenal this month but there was a late hitch
It came after a Flamengo director has claimed Arsenal moved the goalposts in the deal to bring Pablo Mari to the Emirates.
Mari arrived in London on Saturday for his medical after Arsenal technical director Edu had agreed a deal with Flamengo to sign him on loan with view to a £7.5m transfer.
No problems were anticipated but the player is now back in Brazil after a late hitch.
A Flamengo director
A Flamengo director said: "I already spoke with Pablo Marí now. We expect him at Ninho do