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The Brazilian is a target for Juventus this summer (Picture: Getty)

Juventus are confident they can sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

The Brazilian, 24, has played a significant role in the Gunners’ defensive improvement under Mikel Arteta, forming a strong partnership at the back with Ben White.

However, Juventus have been watching his development at the Emirates closely as they look for a replacement for their veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini – who has played his final game for the club.

According to The Mirror, the Serie A giants have set their sights on Gabriel and believe they can tempt him with a move to Italy.

On Sunday, Arsenal missed out on a Champions League spot to rivals Tottenham and Gabriel could be interested in playing in Europe’s premier club competition again.

His departure would be a big loss to Arteta, who bought the defender from Lille for £27million back in 2020.

Giorgio Chiellini

The departure of Giorgio Chiellini leaves Juventus short in defence (Picture: Getty)

He has made 78 appearances for the north Londoners and scored eight goals – including five this season.

Arsenal are not particularly blessed with left-sided centre-backs and were thought to be targeting an understudy to Gabriel this summer.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have already let Konstantinos Mavropanos go to Stuttgart and Pablo Mari is expected to secure a permanent move to Udinese.

With Arteta’s side back in the Europa League, he will need more options to choose from next season and will be reluctant to let first-teamers leave.

Speaking earlier this year, the Spaniard indicated he is aiming to have a 25-man squad of top quality with multiple options in every position.

Reports suggest Arsenal’s priorities this summer are two strikers, a central midfielder and two full-backs.


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