Report suggests Manchester City will sign Gabriel Jesus within next 24 hours

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Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from all over Europe and Manchester City are reportedly close to signing the teenager.

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

Sky Sports News understand that Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus will join Manchester City within the next 24 hours.

The 19-year-old is one of the most highly sought after players in world football and has been dubbed the 'new Neymar'.

Barcelona's NeymarJesus has drawn comparisons with Barcelona's Neymar

The Pep Guardiola revolution is well under way at City, and he has already brought in numerous top talents including Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane.

Sky Sports went on to report that the Brazilian rejected the chance to join Barcelona in favour of a move to Manchester, but he will not link up with the City squad until Palmeiras have finished their Brazilian league campaign in December.

Manchester City manager Pep GuardiolaManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is beginning to mould his squad to his liking

Jesus has scored 19 goals in 30 outings for his side this term and has showcased his considerable talent on many occasions.

He is incredibly quick and can play in every position along the front-line. Perhaps what has appealed most to Guardiola, is his attitude and willingness to track back and help out defensively, something that the Spanish coach is insistent on from his players.

The teenager is due to represent his country in the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro over the course of the summer.

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