Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal: Edu ‘agrees’ £22m transfer fee, Lille offer exit confirmation

Arsenal are pushing to seal a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

sources understands Arsenal are hopeful of reaching an agreement to sign the Brazilian, with a fee set at around £22million.

With that in mind, here is a round-up of everything we know so far about Arsenal’s interest in the centre-back.

We also take a look at the latest developments are as far as his future is concerned.

Arsenal lead race

According to France bleu, Arsenal have taken pole position to land the defender from this summer, getting an advantage from Serie A side Napoli.

Lille replaced the Brazilian with Sven Botman, who signed for the club on Friday for €8million.

It is said that Gabriel will be available for a fee of around €30million.

However, another French publication La Voix du Nord have reported that they have not been able to confirm the reports of an Arsenal breakthrough for the defender.

Fee agreed

According to ESPN, Arsenal are hopeful of sealing a deal for Gabriel after agreeing a fee in the region of £22million for the defender.

Lille’s president Gerard Lopez confirmed on Sunday that several clubs had met their asking price for the Brazilian.

“He [Gabriel] is one of the players that we allowed to exit the club this summer, he asked for it and wants to try something else,” Lopez told Sky Sports.

“We clearly told him what our expectations were, we spoke to a number of clubs, our expectations were met by a number of clubs and we have given him the time to decide.

“It is going to be entirely his decision. We tend to try and steer our players in certain directions, but at the end of the day it’s the player’s decision. I know he is going to make a decision early next week.”

 

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