Manchester United have reportedly entered the running to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes this summer.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the signing of a new central defender one of his top priorities for the current transfer window as he looks for a regular and long-term partner for Harry Maguire.
The Brazilian could be available for around £20m, making him a significantly cheaper option than some of the other players allegedly on United's defensive radar.
Lille's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League as a result of the Ligue 1 season being cut short is expected to increase the likelihood of Gabriel seeking pastures new, and United hope to use the funds generated from any sale of Chris Smalling on a direct replacement.
Gabriel made 34 appearances for Lille across all competitions in 2019-20.