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Jose Mourinho orders €30m summer bid for Lille's Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel Magalhaes (Getty Images)
Gabriel Magalhaes (Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly requested that the club make a €30 million bid for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

Gabriel has been linked with a move to the Premier League - and specifically London - in recent months. Arsneal were originally believed to have made a bid in January.

It was then claimed that Chelsea had overtaken them in the race for the Brazilian. However, claims are now emerging that Gabriel could end up at a different club from the capital.

Those reports have come from Fichajes, who claim that Tottenham will put €30 million on the table for Gabriel this summer.

The Brazilian centre-back became a regular for Lille this season, starting 23 of their 28 league games. His form has also attracted the likes of Real Madrid and Napoli.

But according to Fichajes (via Sport Witness), it is Spurs who are ready to meet his valuation. It remains unlikely that Jan Vertonghen will stay beyond the end of this season, so they need reinforcements at the back.

The report claims Mourinho has personally requested that Tottenham sign Gabriel. The centre-back is under contract until 2023, having signed a new deal in February.

Despite that extension, it looks likely that the Brazilian could move on this summer.

- TEAMtalk media

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