Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes is flying in to London today to complete his medical at the Emirates Stadium ahead of a £27m move to Arsenal.

That’s according to the British newspaper the Daily Mail, who say the 22-year-old Brazilian is soon to become Mikel Arteta’s first summer signing for the Gunners.

The 6’2” centre back has been at the centre of a transfer scramble according to reports, with fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Manchester United rumoured to be interested in the Lille man, along with overseas interest from the likes of Napoli.

However, Arsenal look set to have won the race, with it suggested that the Brazilian is to join compatriot Willian in joining the Gunners this summer.

It is worth noting though that Gabriel will be required to undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation, such are the UK Government’s quarantine rules on those arriving in the country from France.

This could arguably cause a delay in Arsenal’s announcement of the player – but will almost certainly rule him out of training with his new teammates for a while.

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