Manchester United keen on hijacking Chelsea’s move for Brazilian defender

According to the Daily Record, Premier League rivals Manchester United are weighing up a move for Chelsea transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apparently identified Gabriel as the man to partner Harry Maguire next season.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is thought to be interested in the Brazilian centre-back as doubts linger over the futures of Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen at Stamford Bridge.

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The Brazilian centre-back has also attracted attention from Everton, Inter Milan and Napoli after a fine season playing in the French top-flight for Lille.

Lille reportedly value the 22 year old Brazilian defender at around €25 million.

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