Everton reported to have completed medical with Arsenal target

Everton has beaten Arsenal to the signature of Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes, according to a report coming out of Italy via media outlet Area Napoli.

The defender has reportedly been on the radar of both English sides for much of this season, with both teams going head to head in their bid to sign him.

Other European sides like Napoli and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest in the player.

Arsenal apparently made him a top target as they look to start next season with a solid defence.

The fans expect Mikel Arteta to completely overhaul his defence in the summer and find a partner for William Saliba who will return from his loan spell in France at the end of the season.

The report claims that the defender has already undergone a medical with the Merseyside team after being granted permission by Lille.

Both teams have agreed on a fee in the region of £20 million plus add-ons, with the player agreeing on £2 million per season as his pay.

The teams are now waiting for the end of the coronavirus pandemic to complete the move.

Arsenal can still hijack the transfer before they restart the season if Mikel Arteta is serious about landing the Brazilian.

But as things stand right now, if the report is to be believed, Gabriel will not be an Arsenal player next season.

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  1. Siamois says:

    This is a made up story,only a few days ago lopes Lille president gave an interview in french and talked about Gabriel,he admitted that one english club and a couple of spanish were very interested in Gabriel but by respect didn’t name them but talking about Gabriel he said nothing is happening and that he might only be ready to play in the pl after another 1 or 2 seasons and will cost more than Pepe!

  2. Okot Alphonse Abude says:

    I do agree with your assessment of the current arsenal team. Infact we even have another center back on loan called Dinos and Ballard who are tipped for huge success. I believe arsenal just needs a physical defensive midfielder like Thomas Party, Ndidi or Saoure. Get a competitor for Bellerin, maybe sign Cedric permanently or go for Thomas Munia from Psg and keep the avialable players. Arsenal will challenge for every title and trophy. I still believe our back up goalies, Martinez and Maccey can offer us a lot, when given enough game time.

  3. Mobella says:

    How can our intelligence be played with with non arsenal related article. When was he granted permission, when was the said medical took place and how, when his club said to us he wasn’t forsake in January which lead us to go for Mari. We have moved on from him and whatever happened to him is in his parent club hand.

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