Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Brazilian Gabriel Magalhães from Lille, reports Fabrizio Romano.
Gabriel is expected in London on Monday to put pen to sign a contract that will run until June 2025. The deal is worth €30M (add ons included).
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Manchester United were also in the race to sign Gabriel with Serie A side Napoli also interested in his services.
Gabriel was a key member of the Lille side that finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season, also starting all of their Champions League games. It will be remembered that he undertook a medical with Everton ahead of the coronavirus lockdown but a deal seemingly did not materialize.
Arsenal have been keen to sign Gabriel to boost their centre-back options this summer, adding to the arrival of youngster William Saliba, who was signed from St Etienne for £27m last summer and loaned back.
In June, David Luiz signed a new one-year contract at Arsenal, while Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have also made their loan moves permanent from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.