According to Arena Napoli, Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes had a medical with Everton last month ahead of a summer move to Goodison Park, however the offer is at the danger of collapsing due to the suspension of footballing activities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea are now seeking to pip Everton to the finalizing of the Brazilian, with Napoli likewise in the race as Lille are wishing to sell him for more money than they already concurred with the Toffees.
Both clubs had actually reached a contract for an offer worth ₤19 million, however absolutely nothing has been made official yet due to the present hiatus, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side keen to wait up until football resumes.
Gabriel’s agents are now thinking about other choices as a result, and with Champions League most likely to be offered at Stamford Bridge next season (and salaries greater than the ₤ 1.7 million-a-year Everton are using), Chelsea might have a possibility.
The 22- year-old has been a key player for the Ligue 1 outfit this season, including in 30 games throughout all competitions, and he absolutely will elegant his opportunities of continuing his advancement at Everton, Chelsea or Napoli offered his huge quality and skills.
Frank Lampard’s side might wind up turning his head with their offer regardless of the contract with the Merseysiders, and it will be intriguing to see what takes place in the coming days and weeks.