Manchester United, Everton and Napoli have all made €30m (£27m) bids for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports in the French media.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be looking for a left-sided centre-back, and it seems they have identified the Brazilian as a key target.
Supporters on Twitter have been debating whether a move for Gabriel would be a good idea:
I hope its true🙏
— Uniteddex (@Uniteddex1) July 31, 2020
No pace same as lindelof not an upgrade
— Rihab Kasim (@am_rihu) July 31, 2020
Hope we get him
— Emeka_10 (@10_emeka) July 31, 2020
— 🔥teboy🔥 (@teboy_) July 31, 2020
Would have preferred Pau Torres, he will be a great addition for our counter attack
— Kolade James, ADEGOKE (@AdegokeKoladeJ1) July 31, 2020
Don’t play with me
— 𝕃 𝔸 𝕃 𝔸 (@seun_weezy) July 31, 2020
Why don’t they go for Pau Torres or Opemecano 😔😔
— Mduduzi Hadebe (@Mduduzy_Hadebe) July 31, 2020
— 24k Man (@Maduekechristo2) July 31, 2020
Don’t believe that for a second
— . (@Mufctilly) July 31, 2020
Great player with a big potential ! Hopefully he’s gonna come
— None (@Nonegues) July 31, 2020
Villarreal’s Pau Torres is another name that has been mentioned in recent days, while they have also been urged to sign Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake, although he now looks destined to sign for Manchester City.
Gabriel is the cheapest of the three and it could well be the case that United are saving the baulk of this summer’s transfer budget to spend on Jadon Sancho.
It remains to be seen if the Lille centre-half has the quality to dislodge Victor Lindelof if he does seal a move to Old Trafford.