Report: Manchester United approach Gabriel Jesus, wants £20m move to join Guardiola instead

Gabriel Jesus in action for Brazil U23s

Manchester City are reportedly set to beat Manchester United to the signature of Gabriel Jesus.

Gabriel Jesus in action for Brazil U23sGabriel Jesus in action for Brazil U23s

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have made an approach to sign Palmeiras star Gabriel Jesus - but he wants to join Manchester City instead.

New Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has been busy in the transfer market so far, snapping up defender Eric Bailly, playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he may yet pursue more new signings before the transfer deadline next month.

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Now, the Daily Mail claim that United have in fact made an approach to try and sign Palmeiras attacker Gabriel Jesus, who is considered to be one of the top young talents in Brazil.

Jesus, 19, has hit 19 goals in 30 games during the 2016 season for Palmeiras, drawing interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs as they look to snap Jesus up this summer. 

Gabriel Jesus tackled

A skillful, pacey attacker who can play up front our out wide, Jesus has also hit eight goals in ten games for Brazil's youth sides and looks destined to play for the senior side, all of which has prompted interest from United - but whilst he may be heading to Manchester, Old Trafford may not be his destination.

The report claims that Jesus wants to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and United's fierce rivals appear to be closing in on a £20m deal for the Brazilian teenager.

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City allegedly opened talks to sign Jesus last week, and intend to loan him straight back to Palmeiras if they do secure his signature this summer.

In the famed rivalry between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, it seems that the City boss is set to land one of the first punches by beating United to the signature of Jesus - and we will now see whether it's a coup or not in the coming years.

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