Arsenal target Gabriel Magalhaes keen on move to the Premier League

Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes
Gabriel is eyeing a move to a big club in England or Italy (Picture: Getty Images)

Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes has opened the door to a move to the Premier League this summer, amid interest from the likes of Arsenal and Everton.

The 22-year-old was having an impressive season in Ligue 1 before the campaign was cancelled over the coronavirus crisis.

The likes of Arsenal, Everton and Napoli in Serie A have all been linked with a move for the Brazilian, who is valued at around £30 million.

Mikel Arteta is believed to be on the lookout for a top centre-back with the Gunners once again having serious problems in the defensive department after consecutive losses in the Premier League.

And while Gabriel admitted that his future is yet to be decided, he is keen on a move to England or Italy.

‘It is gratifying because there are a lot of teams talking about me,’ Gabriel told L’Equipe

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta has plenty of defensive issues to contend with (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Gennaro Gattuso [Napoli’s manager] likes me a lot? I don’t know, we haven’t talked.

‘On the internet, on social networks, there are a lot of things coming out. I do not know what is true. I see every day, ‘Ah Gabriel goes there, then there’.

‘But in fact, we don’t know yet where I’m going to go. Wherever I go it will be to play, to be at the top, at the highest level.

‘And above all in a team that will allow me to go to the Selecao [Brazilian national team].’

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