Man United are reported to be in the race for the signature of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes and are making efforts to win the race ahead of other suitors.

North London outfit, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Everton are also keen on the signature of Gabriel Magalhaes but they face a major challenge for Man United who are acting fast to wrap up the deal as soon as the summer transfer window is opened.

Reports now claim that the Red Devils have established contact with the agent of the 22-year-old Brazilian as a major breakthrough to completing the deal in the coming weeks.

MEN Sport reports that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen his back four in the current window despite being happy with the options available at the club.

However, none of the suitors have been able to make a concrete offer for Gabriel Magalhaes and that makes a deal far from happening but Man United are a step forward with their reported development.

However, the fee for Gabriel Magalhaes would be a major challenge and determine who wins the signature as Italian Serie A outfit Napoli and French Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint Germain are also very interested and are monitoring the situation with the player.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.