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Man Utd and Arsenal compete for Magalhaes
Gabriel Magalhaes has attracted interest from five different clubs, including Arsenal and two Premier League sides.
Those Premier League sides include Manchester United, who are keen to add elite quality at the position to partner £80million man Harry Maguire, and Everton, who were very close to signing Gabriel in a £20m deal earlier this year, with the Brazilian even having visited their training ground before lockdown.
Arsenal are also eager to sign a centre-back. William Saliba will arrive after his year-long loan at Saint-Etienne, but the Gunners are on the lookout for a long-term partner for the Frenchman to solve their defensive issues.
Gabriel has performed well for Lille this season, but to sign the 22-year-old, Arsenal will first will have to offload several of their ageing, under-performing defenders, including Sokratis.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Italian side Napoli also monitoring Gabriel’s situation closely.