Transfer News: Gabriel To Sign For Arsenal, Man United Launch Costa Bid, Chelsea To Sign Chilwell And Thiago, Messi Latest

Here’s your lunchtime transfer update…

Gabriel Magalhaes looks set to become an Arsenal player early next week.

The 22-year-old Lille defender has completed a medical with the Gunners ahead of a £27m transfer.

While Man United and Napoli could yet hijack the deal with a higher offer, it is understood neither have tabled a formal bid.

Man United have, however, made a £27m bid for Juventus winger Douglas Costa, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Andrea Pirlo has made a ruthless start to life at Juve boss by terminating the contracts of Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira, while putting Costa on the transfer list.

It is thought the Serie A champions would like an extra £9m before they sell the Brazilian.

Meanwhile, speculation over Lionel Messi’s future continues to rumble on.

Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have decided the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is not for sale, even though the Argentine is seriously considering his future at the club.

And in case you missed it earlier, Chelsea are close to signing Ben Chilwell in a £50m deal, while talks with soon-to-be free agent Thiago Silva are at an ‘advanced stage’.

Barcelona have enquired about the possibility of signing left-back Angelino from Manchester City, according to reports.

City have told the Catalan giants, who are yet to make an official bid, they value the 23-year-old Spaniard at £26.5million.

Angelino, who rejoined City from PSV Eindhoven last summer, has impressed during the second half of the 2019-20 season on loan with Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

The German club, who had been expected to try to make the deal permanent, have also been made aware of City’s valuation of the player.

Barcelona have been linked with a number of players as they potentially undergo a squad overhaul following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager this week.

Angelino joined City as an academy player and had loan spells at New York City, Girona, Real Mallorca and NAC Breda before a permanent move to PSV in 2018.

After a successful year at Eindhoven, he was bought back by City, for a cut-price Ł5.3million, to compete for a first-team place at the Etihad Stadium.

He made 12 appearances before being allowed to join Leipzig on loan for the remainder of the campaign in January.

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