Leicester City and Everton are reportedly keen to sign Lille
defender Gabriel Magalhaes at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old is very highly thought of in French
footballing circles and has been in excellent form this season.
He has made 34 appearances across all competitions this
season, scoring one goal in a 2-1 win away at Strasbourg in early February.
He played in all six of their Champions League group stage
matches this season as Christophe Galtier's men exited at the first hurdle
after picking up only one point from six games.
Magalhaes has now started to draw interest from other clubs
with the Premier League duo thought to be very keen on acquiring him this
Reports suggest that both Leicester and Everton have made
offers to the Ligue 1 side and they are currently being considered by Les
Dogues, though it also states neither have been accepted yet.
PSG are also thought to be in the mix for his signature with
his name set to be speculated about for some time now.
Magalhaes, who has represented his country at Under-20
level, earning three caps, first joined Lille in 2017 from Avai in his
After an initial spell with the B team, he made his first
team bow in April 2017.
Leicester and Everton are both keen to improve their
defences for next season and have identified the youngster as an option.
The Foxes have enjoyed a great season under Brendan Rodgers
but will require cover if title-winner Wes Morgan does not sign a new contract
at the end of the season.
Everton, under Carlo Ancelotti, are also keen to strengthen
and show their financial support to the Italian.
- TEAMtalk media