Both Chelsea and Everton have been heavily linked with a move for Lille centre-back
Chelsea Move 'Almost Done'
Everton Agree Personal Terms
Not only have Everton had that bid accepted, but they are thought to have taken things a step further by agreeing a contract with Gabriel.
He is even said to have passed a medical with the Toffees, whose only task was to agree a fee with Lille, and it seems as though they might have managed that.
The Daily Mail even add that Everton are 'leading the race' to sign Gabriel, with that report coming less than an hour before Lonjon's revelation of Chelsea's interest.
Basically, nobody knows.
Interest From Elsewhere?
While Chelsea and Everton have dominated the headlines in recent days, they are by no means the only sides to have been linked with a move for Gabriel.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been tipped to push for the Brazilian's signature this summer, while Leicester City, Paris-Saint Germain and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all been touted as potential suitors.
You've then got mystery interest from unnamed Italian sides, so there's a good chance that this one could drag on a little further.
What Gabriel Has Said About a Premier League Move
Agreeing a fee with Lille might be the toughest part of this whole deal as Gabriel has previously confessed that he would need little convincing to take his talents to the Premier League.
When discussing interest from Arsenal, he told Téléfoot: "Maybe [I could join Arsenal], I don't know. But I would love to play in the Premier League."