According to a report from calciomercato.it, Man City and Juventus are locked over ‘intense‘ negotiations after the Sky Blues managed to secure a deal to sign Pablo Moreno in a swap deal with Felix Correia – with the two sides apparently maintaining talks over striker Gabriel Jesus.
Indeed, as per this update, Juventus could want to sign Jesus after the Serie A side allegedly registered their interest in the Brazilian during negotiations – apparently ‘making it clear‘ they would take him off City’s hands if we were ever to put him on the market.
Should City sell Gabriel Jesus?
Yes, swap deal for Costa
No, he's Aguero's heir
Jesus, who has arguably enjoyed his best season at the Etihad since signing from Palmeiras back in 2017, scoring 18 goals in all competitions, is now at the centre of serious interest from Juve according to Calciomercato – with manager Pep Guardiola recently describing him as ‘incredible‘.
The 23-year-old, as well as seriously improving his goal tally this season, has put on a string of noteworthy displays – particularly against Real Madrid during our 2-1 victory in the Champions League last 16 first-leg.
Scoring the equaliser after Isco put City 1-0 down, Jesus also managed to get Ramos sent off – resulting in the Spanish stalwart missing our eventual second leg encounter in Lisbon.
Given the progress he has made over 2019/2020, it’s debatable whether City would be willing to part company – but this report claims an offer of €65 million (£58.6 million) could sweeten the deal along with a player offer containing either Aaron Ramsey or Douglas Costa.
However, Juve are not alone in their pursuit of Jesus, with Inter Milan also registering a strong interest in recent weeks.