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DONE DEAL? Chelsea and Lille close to settling Gabriel fee

Chelsea are close to striking terms with Lille for defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

It's emerged Chelsea and Lille have all about settled on a £30m fee for the Brazilian.

According to Eurosport reporter Manu Lonjon, the move is "almost complete."

The Brazilian youth international has impressed for the Ligue 1 side this season, making 24 appearances in the French top flight with his side sitting fourth in the table.

Gabriel was also an ever-present in Lille's Champions League campaign, twice featuring against Chelsea - including at Stamford Bridge in December.

A strong imposing defender, who is also adept at playing out from the back, Gabriel's improvement this season has drawn admiring glances from across Europe.

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