Brazilian defender ready for next move amid Chelsea interest

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Chelsea and Napoli have both been linked with a summer move for Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

Premier League side Everton are also interested in the Lille centre-back.

The Brazilian has revealed he’s ready for his next move but he remained coy about the club he will join this summer.

“It is gratifying because there are a lot of teams talking about me,” Gabriel told L’Equipe.

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“I want to go as high as possible, I came to Europe for that. England or Italy? Both are good championships.

“I speak a lot to Luis Campos [Lille’s director of football] to see where it is best for me because he has a lot of experience. I also speak with my agents, with Gerard Lopez, with Jose Fonte.

“Gennaro Gattuso [Napoli’s manager] likes me a lot? I don’t know, we haven’t talked. On the internet, on social networks, there are a lot of things coming out. I do not know what is true. I see every day, ‘ah Gabriel goes there, then there’.

“But in fact, we don’t know yet where I’m going to go. Wherever I go it will be to play, to be at the top, at the highest level. And above all in a team that will allow me to go to the Selecao.”

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