Arsenal FC are in pole position to secure the signature of Gabriel Magalhães from Lille according to reports from @francebleu.

The Brazilian defender has been linked with a move to Napoli and Everton in recent weeks and both clubs has held talks with his representatives over his acquisition this summer. But reports has emerged from @franceblue which is a very reliable source regarding news related to Lille, that Arsenal following their qualification for European football next season has include them selves in the race to sign the no nonsense defender.

The report also stated that the North London club are the ones leading on the race for the defender’s signature as he is so attracted by a move to London and also to Unite with his former team Nicholas Pepe at Arsenal.

Reports from same source also stated that Gabriel Magalhães will cost around €32m including adds on and the Gunners are willing to meet Lille’s asking price as both clubs share a very good relationship, with Arsenal having signed Nicholas Pepe from the French club last summer for a club record fee of 72million pounds.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is looking to booster his defensive line this summer and is willing to sanction the sale of sell of players like Sokratis, Kolasinac, Rob Holding and Lucas Torriera to boost their transfer funds.