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Chelsea Transfer News: Fans to welcome defender as Lampard ‘on brink’ of completing deal for Megalhaes fans told

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Chelsea are on the brink of signing Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer.

There has been a shutdown of football over the last few months and many fans have become frustrated at the lack of action during the Coronavirus outbreak, but that has not stopped speculation about possible arrivals to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Frank Lampard knows that he needs to sign defenders in the summer as the current crop are not quite good enough, and he has been linked with a whole host of players over the last few months, but it seems that he could be set to hijack Everton’s move for Gabriel

Gabriel is the latest player to rise to prominence at Lille having joined the Ligue 1 outfit from Brazilian minnows Avai FC in 2017, and recent reports suggested Everton have had an offer for his services accepted with The Independent reporting that the 22-year-old had already passed off-site medical checks.

But according to Eurosport reporter Manu Lonjon, that they have been usurped by Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are on the brink of securing his signature: “Gabriel (LOSC) at Chelsea is very hot,” Lonjon wrote on TWITTER. “Almost completed. Everton also tries it but Chelsea far ahead…”

Gabriel, who extended his contract with Lille in January until 2023, recently responded to talk of a move to the Premier League: “I just renewed the contract,” he said.

“I heard about conversations, I saw things on websites in England, but I have my head in Lille.

“I’m very calm to finish the season well and to achieve great things next season.”

Look we would welcome most players to the side, but do we really need players like this that most of us havent even heard of? Would he really improve this squad that much? Probably not!

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