New SkySports report says Arsenal will beat Man United to Magalhaes

For the last month it has looked like the decision on who Gabriel Magalhaes is set to join was a straight fight between Arsenal and Napoli, but despite Arsenal having agreed terms with Lille and Gabriel having passed his medical with the Gunners, everyone has been reporting that Man United have made a last-minute bid to hijack the move.

But now, according to SkySports, there is very little chance of United stopping the Brazilian joining Arsenal. They unequivocally reported this morning:

Manchester United have held discussions with Gabriel’s representatives, in a late twist to his expected exit from Lille.

Arsenal remain clear favourites to win the race for the 22-year-old Brazilian ahead of Napoli, despite the Italian club making a late and improved offer to the player.

As Sky Sports News reported last month, Manchester United have been monitoring the situation. However, it is understood their interest in the player is unlikely to go any further.

As Sky Sports News reported last month, Manchester United have been monitoring the situation. However, it is understood their interest in the player is unlikely to go any further.

So, although Magalhaes has yet to be announced, it would still appear that only Napoli could really put a spanner in the works.

But as he has already agreed terms with Arsenal and completed his medical, it would seem obvious that we are the most likely destination for the talented defender.

Maybe Arsenal are just waiting for the most opportunistic time to unveil Magalhaes, or maybe they are just building up our appetite for a double announcement?

Whatever the case, I am confident we will find out soon….

15 Comments

  1. If we eventually sign him, then I will say he will be a club legend.

    Choosing us over Napoli, Everton, Man. U. Fans will love him

  2. Gabriel will be a great signing on top of Saliba coming in with Luiz, Mari and Holding behind them. Now time to get some players sold in Papa, Mustafi & Chambers. The 5 above plus;

    Martinez & Leno
    Soares & Bellerin
    Kolasnic & Teirney

    I’m ok with that defensive force going Into the new season. Can be reinforced again once we start climbing up that table next summer.

    Then Midfield with Torreira & Guendouzi being sold along with already departed Mhikitarian. Hopefully the likes of Partey, Loan Cabellos again and try for swap deal Auoer from Lyon.

    Our attack is fine with Auba, Laca, Pepe, Willian, Saka, Martinelli & Nketiah.

    Good signs so far.

    1. Rather Kolasnic leave and keep AMN. Kolasnic is one mistake in a game waiting to happen. He’s one-legged time bomb.

  3. We snatched one of the best young cb’s from Tottenham’s grasp (saliba) and now we’re doing the same with United lol I like the way we do business nowadays

  4. Ain’t they too busy trying to get Maguire released.from police custody? Apparently he’s been arrested on suspicion of fraud – robbing United of 80m 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  5. Out-Papa £5M, Mustafi £10M, Kolasinac £10M, Torreira £24M, Guendouzi £30M, Elneny £10M, Mhkitaryan £0, Ozil £15M- Total £104M

    In-Smith-Rowe(back from Loan) £0, Gabriel £22M, Partey £45M, Aouar £45M, Ceballos(loan) £8M, Willian(confirmed) £0- Total £122M

    Loan-Chambers £3M, Holding £3M, Nelson £3M – Total £9M

    Financial Statement – £123M-£120M (£3M Savings)

    Direct Swapping- Amadou Diawara for Torreira, Aouar for Guendouzi plus £15M cash

    Keep at all cost- Auba, Laca, Niles
    Martinelli, Saka, Smith-Rowe and Willock to develop in the team

  6. Out-Papa £5M, Mustafi £10M, Kolasinac £10M, Torreira £24M, Guendouzi £30M, Elneny £10M, Mhkitaryan £0, Ozil £15M- Total £104M.

    In-Smith-Rowe(back from Loan) £0, Gabriel £22M, Partey £45M, Aouar £45M, Ceballos(loan) £8M, Willian(confirmed) £0- Total £120M.

    Loan-Chambers £3M, Holding £3M, Nelson £3M – Total £9M.

    Financial Statement – £113M-£120M (£-7M Deficit) Not bad anyway.

    Direct Swapping- Amadou Diawara for Torreira(to add steel in the middle), Aouar for Guendouzi plus £15M cash.

    Keep at all cost- Auba, Laca, Niles.

    Martinelli, Saka, Smith-Rowe, and Willock to develop in the team

  7. This is getting boring now, it’s becoming a Higuain type saga with countless people supposedly in the know giving their opinions. I’ll only believe he’s signed when I read it on the Arsenal website.

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