Carlo Ancelloti looks set on which player will be the first signing of his Everton reign. Multiple reports have linked Lille defender, Gabrial Magalhães (dos Santos) to the Toffees.
The Brazilian defender still has 3 years left on his contract at the French outfit but looks set to make the move to Everton. Magalhães has said that he does not listen to the speculation and leaves it up to his agent. The signing would help Ancelloti create a strong defensive partnership between Magalhães and star player Mason Holgate.
It will reportedly cost £30 million to bring the 22-year-old to Goodison Park. There have been rival bids from other premier league teams such as Chelsea and Arsenal.
Everton are confident they have done enough to win the race to sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. Deal will cost more than £25m, a player they have been pursuing for some time ?
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) April 16, 2020
The premier league transfer window only opens on June 10, 2020, so there is still time for rival premier league teams to outbid the Toffees for the Brazilian services.