Stunning report from France claims United have made move for Ligue 1 defender

Reports have been linking Manchester United with a move for a defender, as United will be keen to strengthen the team ahead of next season.

Manchester United have now reportedly made a formal £27 million bid for Lille centre back, Gabriel Magalhaes, according to a report by La Voix du Nord, who are known for carrying Lille-related news.

The report adds that the young player is also a subject of interest from Napoli and Everton, who are looking to bolster their sides.

Gabriel is one of the most promising talents in the game, and looks the kind of player Olé Gunnar Solskjaer wants to pair with Harry Maguire.

The Brazilian was helpful for Lille last season, after making 24 appearances and keeping 11 clean sheets.

But it remains to be seen if Olé Gunnar Solskjaer would truly be interested in signing the player, as United continue to negotiate the signing of Jadon Sancho, who has been identified as the club’s number one target this summer.