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Napoli are willing to spend up to €25m on Lille defender Gabriel

Gianluca di Marzio reports tonight that Napoli have identified Brazilian central defender Gabriel as their summer window priority, with the Italian side willing to spend up to €25m in order to purchase him from Lille.

Napoli are offering the player €2m a year net, with the Brazilian asking for them to make a little more effort to take the proposal to €2.5m a year net. In order for the deal to happen, Napoli need to free up an existing non-EU spot in the squad.

There is potential competition for his services in the form of Everton – the player actually underwent a medical with them in February and the Toffees had reached a deal with Lille, but then pulled out of the transfer, when COVID-19 arrived, but it is not clear whether or not they will come back in again once the Premier League season is over.

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