Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to make Lille’s Gabriel his first summer signing – Mirror

Lille standout

Gabriel Magalhaes has been on LOSC Lille’s books since January of 2017.

Gabriel made the move to the French outfit from Brazil, before being sent out on loan to Troyes, and then Dinamo Zagreb’s second team.

The 22-year-old then returned to Lille in the summer of 2018, and has since gone on to become a key figure for the Ligue 1 side.

In total, Gabriel has notched 52 appearances across all competitions for Lille, in which he has netted two.

Gabriel has been a particularly prominent figure for Lille this season, racking up 34 appearances across all competitions as they try to secure another season of Champions League football.

Lille are currently 4th in the French top-flight, one point adrift of 3rd place.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Carlo Ancelotti, Manager of Everton is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Everton eyeing summer move for Gabriel

Amid such an impressive season, Gabriel looks to be attracting some interest from the Premier League.

Capital giants Arsenal were linked with the Lille standout back in February.

In the wake of those links, Gabriel was asked if Arsenal could be a possibility for him, to which the Brazilian responded:

“Maybe, I don’t know. But I would love to play in the Premier League.”

Now, another Premier League outfit looks to have edged out Arsenal in the race for Gabriel.

According to the Mirror, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will make Gabriel his first summer signing.

The report from the Mirror claims that talks are already underway to seal the deal for Gabriel, with a fee of around £30m touted.

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