Man Utd hijack Gabriel Magalhaes deal after Arsenal medicals

Manchester United have held last-minute talks with Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhaes, despite claims the player has been booked for an Arsenal medical.

According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils have made a move to hijack the Brazilian from under their Premier League rivals.

United are yet to make a concrete bid for Magalhaes, but are monitoring the 22-year-old’s situation.

Ole Gunnar Solskhjaer is in the market for a left-sided centre half and is exploring his options in the market.

It now appears Magalhaes will play in England next season, whether that is London or Manchester.

Magalhaes was a key member of the Lille team that finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season and reportedly undertook a medical with Everton ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown.