Lille have reportedly accepted offers from Napoli and Arsenal for Gabriel, so now it’s up to the defender to make a decision.
President Gerard Lopez confirmed to BBC Sport that the player would be leaving this summer, expecting a choice “this week, or next week at the latest. He is leaving, we’ve given the OK for that.”
Although Everton and Manchester United were also mentioned, le10sport.com in France insist it’s a two-horse race between Napoli and Arsenal.
These two clubs have battled before over Lille players, most notably Nicolas Pepe and Victor Osimhen.
Including various bonuses and add-ons, the total sum payable is close to €30m, although the actual cash sum is more akin to €20m, according to the Italian papers.
Gabriel is being given the choice between the two clubs and is expected to make his decision over the next few days.
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