Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton ‘ready to battle it out for £27m-rated Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes with his representatives in the UK for talks’
- Manchester United are interested in signing Magalhaes from Lille
- Red Devils view the centre-back as potential partner for Harry Maguire
- Arsenal and Everton are also pursuing the highly-regarded 22-year-old
Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes hopes to land his dream move to the Premier League with Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly battling it out for his signature.
The representatives of the Lille centre back are currently in the UK to negotiate a move, according to Sky Sports.
United have made Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho their top transfer target this summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keen to recruit a central defender to partner Harry Maguire.
Manchester United are interested in signing Lille’s £22.5million rated Gabriel Magalhaes
United have identified Magalhaes as the perfect option to partner Harry Maguire in defence
The 22-year-old underwent a medical with Everton before the lockdown but they have so far failed to finalise a deal for the centre-half.
The Brazilian is expected to make a decision on his future over the coming days.
It’s understood Lille will listen to offers of around €30million (£27m) for Gabriel.
Arsenal and Everton are among the other clubs that are targeting the talented 22-year-old
Gabriel made no secret of his ambitions to play in the Premier League when quizzed about Arsenal’s reported interest earlier this year.
Asked whether he could see himself joining the Gunners, he told Telefoot: ‘Maybe, I don’t know.
‘But I would love to play in the Premier League.’