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Tottenham join race for Lille defender

 

Tottenham have joined the race for highly-rated Lille defender Gabriel according to reports from France. The talented Brazilian was one of the most impressive players un the French League last term and has been tipped with a summer exit. 

It was previously reported that Chelsea were closing in on a deal for the defender but it appears that rivals Tottenham have joined the race. Fichajes.net reports that the North London outfit have made a bid of £27million for the in-demand defender. 

The report claims that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is desperate in his search for defensive reinforcement with veteran defender Jan Vertonghen set to depart in the summer on a free transfer. 

Gabriel has the capabilities to succeed in the Premier League and has the ability to pass out from the back which many top teams favour. In addition, he is good in the air and an excellent tackler of the ball. 

Arsenal are also monitoring his situation and this transfer could bring some twists and turns in the coming weeks. 

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