Manchester City ‘make late move for’ Arsenal defensive target

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Manchester City have reached out to representatives of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes over a possible deal as Pep Guardiola looks to sign another centre-back this summer.

The 22-year-old has had a solid Ligue 1 season, helping Lille to a fourth place and Europa League qualification, and he has generated a lot of interest.

Arsenal and Lille are reportedly to have agreed terms on a five-year deal that could be worth up to £25 million.

But According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol on Twitter relayed by Daily Mail, PSG and Manchester City have make late move for Gabriel Magalhaes despite the £22m defender agreeing to join Arsenal.

Napoli are reportedly to have also sent a last-minute offer to try and sabotage Arsenal’s plans, after also agreeing on fees.

According to Sky Sport reporter, Gianluca Di Mario, The Serie A side have asked for more time from Lille as they wait to understand the circumstances around the possible transfer of Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City.

The 22-year-old representatives have patiently waited to evaluate the offers from each club.

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