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Premier League interest arrives for Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista

Valencia are under pressure to keep hold of defender Gabriel Paulista.

Marca says Valencia want Gabriel to sign a new contract with the club, but Los Che may face some pressure to do so after the centre-back's performances have attracted attention from the Premier League.

The Brazilian, who is in the process of trying to get a Spanish passport, has become a fan favourite at Mestalla, while over the last three years, Gabriel has played more games than any other centre-back at the club.

His transfer value has multiplied since joining Valencia for almost 12 million euros from Arsenal in the summer of 2017, which is not only down to his displays for the club but also due to the fact that he will soon be an EU citizen.

In fact, two Premier League clubs have already contacted Gabriel's agent, Hugo Garcia, to express their interest in the defender.

However, Gabriel is happy at Valencia and he knows that the club's leaders want him to extend his contract, which is set to expire in 2022.

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