Manchester United are looking to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, reports claim. The Red Devils are looking to bolster their defensive options ahead of the 2020-21 campaign and have reportedly made an official approach.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seven central defenders on his books at Old Trafford.
Those include Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcos Rojo.
But the Norwegian tactician is clearly unsatisfied with his options and is desperate to sign a quick, left-sided centre-back to partner club captain Harry Maguire.
The 13-time Premier League champions have been linked with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly, Milan Skriniar, free agent Jan Vertonghen and Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
But work is already underway to sign Gabriel.
That’s according to reliable French publication La Voix du Nord, who claim three clubs have submitted offers for the talented 22-year-old.
Napoli, Everton and Manchester United have supposedly offered £27.1million including various additional bonuses.
That would represent good business for the Ligue 1 outfit, who signed the Brazilian from Avai for £2.7m in 2017.
La Voix du Nord suggest that the decision is now for Gabriel to make, and his preference is to join Napoli.
However, Manchester United’s Champions League qualification could potentially be a game-changer.
Lille’s recent transfer activity suggests that Gabriel will soon leave the club.
On Friday, Lille announced the arrival of Netherlands youth international from Ajax, paying roughly £6m for his services.