Palmeiras and Real Madrid meet for Gabriel Jesus, but Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern also in the race
Football director of Palmeiras, Alexandre Mattos, had meetings in recent days with Real Madrid director general José Ángel Sánchez, to discuss a possible transfer of Gabriel Jesus in 2017.
The information was revealed by Spanish newspaper MARCA. According to Globo Esporte in Brazil, Alexandre Mattos had meetings scheduled with Real Madrid, but it doesn't necessarily indicate that they are favourites in the race for the young striker. Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City also want the 19-year-old, who will represent the Brazilian national team during next month's Olympic Games. The Spanish outlet reports that Barcelona have given up on their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus. Globo reckon Barça are willing to wait on the attacker's situation, but were initially ready to go strong in the race if there was competition this summer.
Meanwhile, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio revealed last week that Inter Milan have made substantial development in their attempts to sign Gabriel Jesus for €30 million. The release clause of Gabriel is €40 million, but Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain can sign him for €24 million, as per contractual terms.