ARSENAL are reportedly considering offloading centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes as Juventus eye up a possible summer swoop.
The 24-year-old has been a key player for the Gunners since he made the move to the Emirates from Lille in 2020 for £27million.
Defender Gabriel Magalhaes could be in line for a shock summer exit away from ArsenalCredit: EPA
Brazilian ace Gabriel has formed a formidable partnership with Ben White having appeared in 33 Premier League games.
No other centre-back in the top-flight has scored more than the ex-Dinamo Zagreb loanee’s four goals this term.
But in a shock report, it has been claimed that the North London outfit are willing to part ways with the player.
Italian media revealed earlier this month that Juventus were lining up an offer.
It was even stated that the Old Lady are prepared to offer Arsenal long-term target Arthur in any potential deal.
But according to Tuttosport, Juve are stepping up their pursuit of Gabriel as they desperately look to sign another centre-back.
Veteran Giorgio Chiellini will depart Turin in the summer after 18 years, with the 37-year-old tipped to leave for America.
It has been said that Gabriel is firmly on Juve’s radar, as they weigh up making an offer for either him or Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic.
They add that while they are aware Arsenal will demand a hefty fee for Gabriel, they are warming to the idea of selling him.
But it remains to be seen whether Juve will press ahead with a move as Gabriel is believed to be happy in the capital.
And he could decide to remain at Arsenal should Mikel Arteta’s side secure Champions League football.
Gabriel is a doubt to feature in Monday night’s crucial away clash at Newcastle after going off injured in the 3-0 defeat against Tottenham.
But in a boost for Arsenal, he has travelled with the squad as they desperately look to pick up the three points.
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