Manchester City set club-record fee for Juventus transfer target

Manchester City set club-record fee for Juventus transfer target

Manchester City have reportedly told Juventus it will take around £43m for them to even consider selling their striker, Gabriel Jesus, this summer.

The Italians have got wind of Man City’s situation, where reports have suggested Pep Guardiola is open to selling a few big name stars to fund other moves.

Jesus is one player who could be forced to leave City this summer if the club need to generate funds for the potential signing of Harry Kane, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League champions.

Juventus needs a new striker and they have been linked with moves for several attackers ahead of the new campaign.

They have already secured the permanent arrival of Alvaro Morata already this summer, but the Old Lady may need to bolster their attack further.

Juventus reportedly want Jesus on loan by postponing the payment of a fee for the striker to next year, when they are expecting to have more space to manoeuvre financially.

However, Manchester City want to earn a fee from Jesus’ departure this summer in order to fund the move for Kane.

According to Calciomercato, City have told the Turin giants it will be £43m, no less, which would represent a club-record sale for City. Their previous best coming in the form of the £40.5m they received for Leroy Sane from Bayern Munich.

The Brazilian has been a fine performer for City in the last few years, but overall most fans would probably feel he hasn’t quite lived up to his potential.

Jesus looked a hugely exciting youngster when he first moved to the Etihad Stadium, but he’s never really managed to establish himself as first choice for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Juventus could do well to sign the 24-year-old, however, as they’re currently looking a little light up front, with Paulo Dybala not the player he once was and Cristiano Ronaldo also turning 37 next season.

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