Arsenal gave the impression to be frontrunners to signal defender Gabriel Magalhaes earlier on Thursday however a brand new twist has developed on this switch saga.
Manchester United have reportedly entered the race to signal the Brazilian, who can also be reportedly on the radar of Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old, who plies his commerce at Lille, was tipped to affix both Arsenal or Napoli by the French membership’s president Gerard Lopez.
Lopez informed talkSPORT on Thursday: “I feel it’s truthful to say that Arsenal are a excessive curiosity to him, Napoli is a excessive curiosity to him.
“We’ve given him loads of time to make up his thoughts. We’ve at all times stated, ‘look if now we have an settlement with two golf equipment or three golf equipment and the agreements are the identical then we aren’t going to create a bidding competitors’.
“It’s at all times truthful. We at all times say ‘every time now we have the quantity that we wish you might be free to decide on’.
“And that alternative, I don’t assume I’m giving up an excessive amount of if I inform you that that alternative might be immediately or tomorrow.
“I’m unable to inform you what that alternative is. We’ve given him some suggestions however we don’t like to speak about it in public as a result of we don’t need individuals to really feel dangerous.
“We’ve talked about the place he ought to go however on the finish of the day he and his atmosphere make a alternative and we assist that.”
When requested if Arsenal was his first alternative, he stated: “I don’t wish to say that and I don’t wish to communicate for the participant.”
Nonetheless, a more moderen report from Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Pink Devils have taken an curiosity in Gabriel.
Ought to Gabriel transfer to Arsenal or Man United, it might be dangerous information for Manchester City of their pursuit of Kalidou Koulibaly.
Pep Guardiola is in want of one other prime class centre-back in the event that they wish to win the Premier League again off Liverpool however Napoli are much less prone to let the Senegalese go away in the event that they don’t get Gabriel.