Loading… 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. Previous reports indicated that Spurs were €10m short of Lille’s demands. However, with Napoli also ready to make a similar offer, it appears they may have been sparked into action and raised their bid. read also:Everton expecting deal for Lille defender Gabriel It would not be the first time Tottenham have dealt with Lille since Mourinho took over. The head coach brought two assistants from the French club upon his appointment, while he has a good relationship with their sporting director, Luis Campos. Campos himself has been linked with taking up a similar role at Tottenham. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Tottenham are set to make a €30m offer for in-demand Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes at Jose Mourinho’s request, a report claims. Gabriel has been linked with a move to the Premier League – and specifically London – in recent months. Arsenal 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 €30m 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.Advertisement
The Emirates crowd were stunned as Paul Lambert’s men recovered from a goal down to take a 3-1 win away from London, once again calling Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy into question. The Frenchman has long been implored to spend money on big-name players and, after more criticism had been directed his way, he said he was still looking to do so. Press Association Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admitted he shared the frustrations of the club’s fans after their opening-day loss to Aston Villa. A tricky week awaits the Gunners with a Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce ahead of them, but Wilshere – while sympathising with the fans – has asked them to stand firm. “Tough to take! Feel the fans frustration but trust me we are giving our all! Must forget today now and focus on Wednesday night!” he wrote on Twitter. “Massive game for us, will be tough in turkey but we must be resilient and brave! Thanks for your support as always!” Christian Benteke scored twice for Villa after Olivier Giroud had put the home side ahead. Laurent Koscielny was also sent off on a miserable afternoon, capped when Antonio Luna put the seal on the visitors’ win.