Arsenal set €40m asking price for 24-year-old amid links away from the club

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Arsenal have set a €40m asking price for Gabriel Magalhaes amid reports that Juventus are interested in signing the defender.

Gabriel played a pivotal role in helping Arsenal qualify for European football last season. Only Bukayo Saka started more Premier League games than the Brazilian, so there’s no doubt it would be difficult to replace the 24-year-old.

However, with William Saliba returning from a loan spell at Marseille, Gabriel could now be available for the right price.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), Juventus are making Gabriel their number one priority if they sell Matthijs de Ligt this summer. Arsenal are reportedly asking for around €40m for the defender, but their ideal situation would be to keep hold of him for next season.

If Saliba can come in and immediately adapt to Premier League football, then cashing in on Gabriel and making a profit wouldn’t be the worst idea. Saliba dominated the French league last season at 21 years old, and earned himself a call-up the to French national team.

The young defender wasn’t given a chance at Arsenal initially, but there’s a good chance he could breakthrough into the first team next season.

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  1. So, an Italian outlet say Arsenal will sell for 40m euros? Why not an English outlet, seeing as Arsenal are, you know, English? Is it perhaps that this is just wishful thinking coming out of certain parts of Turin? Perhaps certain parts of Juve’s board thinking that if they repeat something enough times it will become the truth?

    Arsenal aren’t looking to sell Gabriel and, if they were, it’d be for a damn sight more than 40m Euros. Try doubling that as a starting point and you might get close.

    1. Just to add to the above, Arteta totally believes in having left footed centre halves playing on the left of central defence. This is why arsenal are looking at Martinez to replace Mari, who will almost certainly be leaving. Therefore, from Arteta’s point of view, Saliba, who is right footed, is NOT a replacement for Gabriel. Selling Gabriel would leave Arsenal looking for two left footed centre halves rather than just the one. It just isn’t happening.

  2. Italian media do this all the time for Juve. Unsettling players, trying to force a move. Big Gabba isn’t going anywhere!

  3. Arsenal should learn to say the player is not for sale in Gabriel’s case. Right now Arsenal are struggling to sign Anthony from Ajax and yet they easily give away players. Imagine an approach is made for Vyn Dyke at Liverpool, Klopp will have non of that. Arsenal would rather sell Ben White than Gabriel.

  4. Why should they sell any of their first team back line?
    We are trying develop an established team that the longer they play together the better they understand each other and the better the team performs. You look at Liverpool or Man City. When they play it looks like they can read each others’ minds. Great teams don’t just sell because someone in the media says they should or even if another team puts out feelers. It’s just another time for silly season.

  5. This how the media unsettle players, Gabriel is not for sale at any price rather arsenal should be discussing a new contract for him. He’s our most consistent center back last season. Selling him is not an option.

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