Report: Barcelona to target Corinthians defender Gil in January
Barcelona could bid for Corinthians central defender Gil in January, according toLance!
It claims that the 26 year-old, who spent the 2011-12 season in Europe with Valenciennes, is seen as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Chelsea’s David Luiz and Porto duo Nicolás Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala.
Gil would still command a fee of £15 million, insists Lance!, while Corinthians would be reluctant to sell a player who was a key part of the side that won the 2012 Copa Libertadores.
Gil made 36 appearances for Corinthians this season, who finished 10th in the Brasileirão.