Juventus ‘considering summer swoop for Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes’
Juventus ‘are considering a summer move for Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes’ as a replacement for Giorgio Chiellini and Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt… but the Gunners ‘will demand a minimum of £43m for the Brazilian’
Juventus are considering a summer raid for Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes as they look to replace Chelsea target Matthjis de Ligt.
The Brazilian centre-back was a key part of Mikel Arteta’s side last season, making 35 league appearances, and caught the eye of the Serie A giants.
With Giorgio Chiellini leaving Los Angeles FC and Matthjis de Ligt being highly sought after in the market, the Old Lady is already lining up the Arsenal man as a potential replacement.
Juventus have identified Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes as a potential summer transfer target
According calciomercatothe Gunners are reportedly demanding at least €50m (£43m) for the centre-back who is seen as an important player for the club.
With the return of William Saliba from his loan spell at Marseille and the potential arrival of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, the north London side could be open to negotiations for Gabriel.
The 24-year-old has been identified by Massimiliano Allegri’s side as a suitable replacement for Matthjis de Ligt – with Chelsea already submitting a €40m (£34.4m) bid, including Timo Werner for the Dutch international.
Although the approach was rejected, de Ligt is still keen on a move to west London and hopes his club will accept an offer below the £102million release clause in his contract.
Serie A side prepare to replace Matthjis de Ligt amid serious interest from Chelsea
The Italian side also lost club legend Giorgio Chiellini this summer as he moved to MLS
Although he hasn’t been targeted as a replacement for Gabriel, the Gunners are in hot pursuit of Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez – having submitted an offer earlier in the week.
Arteta’s side are ready to increase their current £38million bid for Martinez as they vie with Manchester United to sign the Argentina defender.
United offered £38million on Friday with more money guaranteed up front, while also offering the option of re-linking Erik ten Hag, who had a strong relationship with Martinez during his time in Amsterdam.
The Gunners are ready to raise their offer by £38m for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez