Serie A giants in talks to agree deal for 6 ft 3 Arsenal defender

By | June 17, 2022

Juventus are readying a summer move for Arsenal centre-half Gabriel Magalhaes, according to transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio.

He was the match-winner in the club’s vital 2-1 win away at West Ham United last weekend, and the Italian journalist believes I Bianconeri could try and sweeten the deal by including the Brazilian star Arthur Melo in exchange.

The Old Lady are desperate for a top central defender ahead of the new term, with veteran Giorgio Chiellini deciding whether to quit the club after 17 years, and Magalhaes is the player they have identified to fill his boots.

Gabriel has been a consistent performer for his team this season and on Sunday the 24-year-old played his 33rd match of the season.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side feel the ex-Lille ace has all the necessary qualities to immediately slot into the manager’s system, and they are keen to get a deal over the line to ward off interest from Xavi’s Barcelona, among others.

The in-demand South American is believed to be content in North London, but the Serie A outfit feel a swap deal could persuade the Premier League giants to part with the towering defender.