According to L’Equipe, Arsenal and Everton have submitted an offer to Lyon for their centre-back, Gabriel Magalhães, who has received five offers in total.
The 22-year-old Brazilian left-sided centre-back still has three years left on his contract and L’Equipe believe he will leave for somewhere in the region of €22m – €25m with bonuses.
Napoli are one of the other names sides and with Lyon’s top scorer following Nicolas Pepe’s departure, Victor Osimhen, looking like he could also be heading to Naples, the French publication seem to think that might persuade Gabriel.
The above roughly translates to say, “The arrival of the Nigerian international could precede that of Gabriel (22 years old). The LOSC left-handed defender has five offers, including Everton and Arsenal.
“That of Napoli would allow him to reconcile a sporting progression and to be associated with his friend of the Northern locker room. According to the current trend, Gabriel has two out of three chances to go the same way as his front-centre partner. The amount of the compensation varies between €22 million and with bonuses 25M€.”
As you can see, they clearly think that Napoli are favourites. There is, of course, the small matter of the Italian climate and culture also being much more preferable to players from South America than England.
All that being said, there is something of a mini-Brazilian revolution going on at Arsenal at the minute and the club could fancy him to play alongside William Saliba, who is right-sided.