Arsenal’s interest in Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhães is now being reported by the player’s home country press as well.
Website UOL brings a story today saying the Gunners are the latest club to join the race for the 22-year-old.
The London side are said to be in contact with Gabriel Magalhães’ entourage, and plan to win the competition by making an offer soon.
UOL claims that Lille have already shown their desire to find a deal for the defender, and would sell him for €20m, with some bonuses making the deal reach €30m.
Arsenal are said to be the fourth club to join the race for Gabriel Magalhõaes. UOL writes that Napoli, Everton and Manchester United all moved earlier.
Everton’s talks started in February, while Manchester United first contacted the player’s staff in the last week. In Napoli’s case, the signing would depend on the departure of Kalidou Koulibaly. That’s why it’s so important for the Gunners to make an offer quickly.
Earlier today, the same writer reported Willian’s agreement to join Arsenal on a three-year deal.