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Gabriel Magalhaes loss, Man United’s gain

Timothy Aiyeku

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Gabriel Magalhaes

If the latest report is to be believed, then Man United and Arsenal have lost their target, Brazilian international Gabriel Magalhaes this summer transfer window

Both teams have been in the chase of the 22-year-old from the French Ligue 1 outfit with the hope that a deal would be sealed but with the report by Manchester evening news, the player is not heading to the English Premier League.

The report claims that Gabriel Magalhaes has already agreed on a move to the Italian Serie A club, Napoli as that is his preferred destination to continue his development.

However, the North London outfit might be the greatest loser in this case as Man United may now have their long-term target, Kalidou Koulibaly who could now be available.

The report claims that Napoli could now agree to cash in from the sale of Kalidou Koulibaly as a gentleman agreement has been reached with Lille over the young defender

Man United have been in the chase of Kalidou Koulibaly, since the reigns of Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho but they have been unable to clinch the deal. The disappointment with the Lille defender could now make their dream come true.

Kalidou Koulibaly is more experienced and also being wanted by current Premier League champions, Liverpool.

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