Manchester City and Barcelona want Gabriel Jesus, but Palmeiras director denies negotiations
Manchester City and Barcelona have reportedly made offers to sign Palmeiras' 19-year-old attacker Gabriel Jesus.
Spanish newspaper SPORT reported on Sunday that Barcelona will make a proposal of €19 million, plus €4 million in add-ons for Gabriel Jesus. The publication adds that the Catalans will send representatives to Brazil to close the deal, something very different from what's been said by Palmeiras director Alexandre Mattos. Meanwhile, Duncan Castles wrote on One World Sports that Premier League side Manchester City have offered a fee around €22 million to sign the Brazil U23 international from Palmeiras.
Palmeiras coach Cuca had declared that none of the players will be leaving until the end of the year, but Alexandre Mattos said: "Cuca said based on the desire of Gabriel, who has told us that he doesn't want to leave. Other than that, everyone knows the whole story. The idea is to keep all, but you never know tomorrow. There's no proposal, and no direct conversation. There's no negotiation at Palmeiras."
The release clause of Gabriel Jesus is €40 million, but his contract provides a discount for five clubs. The clause drops to €24 million for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.