Arsenal winning race to sign Manchester United target Gabriel from Lille

first_imgAdvertisement Gabriel has a decision to make (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)While the Gunners remain confident of a deal, Napoli are pushing hard and Lille have accepted bids from both clubs. AdvertisementAdvertisementA late move from Manchester United is not beyond possibility but it appears Gabriel’s choice is between Naples and north London. Mikel Arteta is keen on signing a defensive partner for William Saliba, who joined the club last summer from St Etienne. United are similarly keen on a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire as the club’s Europa League exit to Sevilla exposed the side’s defensive weakness.MORE: Dean Henderson confirms Sheffield United exit as goalkeeper eyes Manchester United spot Comment Advertisement Arsenal winning race to sign Manchester United target Gabriel from Lille Gabriel has a choice of Manchester United, Arsenal and Napoli (Photo: Getty Images)Lille defender Gabriel is set to announce his decision in the next 24 hours with Arsenal currently leading the race to sign the Brazilian.The Gunners have had a £27million bid accepted by the Ligue 1 club for the centre-back but Napoli and Manchester United are also in the mix for the defender.Napoli, in particular, are keen on signing Gabriel as they anticpate losing Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City, while Manchester United’s interest has significantly increased in the last 48 hours. However, according to French outlet RMC, Arsenal are ‘leading’ the race and the defender is set to deliver his decision in the next 24 hours.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 8:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShareslast_img

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