Man Utd hold last minute Magalhaes talks despite ‘undergoing Arsenal medical’

Manchester United have reportedly held last minute talks with Gabriel Magalhaes – despite claims he's set to undergo an Arsenal medical.

Shock reports in both England and Italy claim the Red Devils have made a move to snatch the Brazilian from under Arsenal's noses.

However, other sources close to United claim no such move has taken place.

According to Sky Sports, Man United are yet to make a concrete bid for Gabriel but are monitoring the 22-year-old's situation.

Others claim that Lille defender Gabriel is delaying signing for Arsenal as he expects United to make a last-gasp bid for him.

As things stand, Arsenal remain favourites to land the £22.6million centre-back.

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Napoli are also in the mix, and reportedly made a late and improved offer to entice the defender to Italy, but Gabriel is expected to sign for a Premier League club.

According to The Telegraph, Gabriel is set to undergo a medical in north London before penning a five-year deal with the Gunners.

Coronavirus restrictions mean that his medical may have to be completed in France before he flies out to the UK, unless he can find a way around the 14-day quarantine rule.

Gabriel's team-mate Jose Fonte recently confirmed the defender has been asking about playing in the Premier League.

"The club [Lille] have allowed him to speak with other clubs. He's in the process of moving,"Fonte told talkSPORT.

"It's just about him choosing which club, which is a great position to be in. They're all good clubs.

"We need to understand that every boy's dream is to play in the Premier League and he's been asking questions about the Premier League.

"He has been asking questions about clubs in the Premier League. I try to give the best and honest opinions."

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