Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to sign Gabriel Magalhaes from under the noses of Napoli, according to France Bleu.

The French outlet claims that the Serie A side had been in pole position to snap up the Lille defender, but the situation has now changed.

Arsenal have reportedly taken an interest in Gabriel and are now in a position to snap him up and bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

Gabriel made the move to Lille from Brazilian outfit Avai back in 2016 for just £1.5million and became a key first-teamer last season, featuring 34 times in all competitions.

The 22-year-old’s impressive form and credentials has seen him linked with numerous other clubs in recent months, including Everton and Manchester United.