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Report shares Everton’s fear over Gabriel after pushing for £27.5m move

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Report shares Everton’s fear over Gabriel after pushing for £27.5m move

Everton are now fearing that the season’s stoppage may scupper their chances of signing Gabriel from Lille having previously been confident about completing a £27.5 million move, according to a report from The Independent.

Carlo Ancelotti may have been hoping that he was not far away from securing his first signing at Goodison Park.

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The Independent reports that the Toffees had been confident of completing a move for the Brazilian. The report suggested that off-site medical checks had taken place and had been passed.

However, that optimism appears to have evaporated somewhat.

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The Independent has suggested that Everton now fear that the 22-year-old could now take his time to make a decision over his future as football remains on hiatus.

The report adds that the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Leicester City also want the youngster. He signed a new contract recently, but is set to leave this summer.

 

TBR View – Big statement if Everton secure Gabriel signature

Everton may be fearful about missing out on their reported target. But it would also be a big statement if they manage to get a deal across the line.

Moves to PSG or Leicester should also appeal to the Lille man. So it would be a real coup if Ancelotti ensures that Gabriel remains on course to move to Merseyside.

And despite their concerns, they are in a strong position having got the large majority of the deal done.

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