Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhães has been included in Juventus’ summer target list. The Serie A side are likely to be without Matthijs de Ligt next season as Bayern Munich remain optimistic to acquire his signature this summer.

Should the Dutchman leave, then the Turin club will have to bring in a replacement and this is where the Arsenal defender is identified as one of the targets.

Massimiliano Allegri has list of players to replace De Ligt and the Brazilian has been in the third spot.

That’s according to Alfredo Pedullà, who explain Gabriel can ‘become the first’ choice target for the Old Lady manager.

A move for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is said to be difficult, while Torino’s Gleison Bremer is approaching towards Inter Milan.

Therefore, ‘Gabriel is advancing’, and Juve have already had contacts with Arsenal for the South American yesterday.

It’s claimed the Brazilian’s profile is of the ‘highest quality’ and his salary is ‘sustainable’ for Juventus.

Mikel Arteta’s man will cost €40m this summer and it’s not clear whether the Italian club are ready to pay this fee to Arsenal.

Due to the difficulties for Juve to sign Koulibaly and Bremer, Gabriel, for now, can move to the top of Allegri’s centre-back targets.

After making contacts with the Gunners, the Turin club will have to convince both Arsenal and the player in order to carry out his signing this summer.