Juventus’ interest in Gabriel Jesus isn’t something new, as the Old Lady have been linked to the Manchester City striker for a few years.
Now it seems that the Serie A giants are finally moving for the transfer, because according to a report from CalcioMercato.it, they’ve been in touch for the signing this summer.
It’s claimed that Juventus have ‘asked’ about a loan with an option to buy, as their intention would be to postpone the payment to the next year.
The Italian club could lose the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata by then, so besides having more spots for the position, it will also be easier to afford the signing in terms of wages.
The report, however, says the problem is that Manchester City want to make money ‘immediately’.
On the plus side for Juve is that Pep Guardiola’s side would also concede a discount, since they’re in need of cash to afford the signing of Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus isn’t considered a ‘key piece’ in the Spaniard’s plans.
According to Calciomercato, the Premier League side would like to make between €60m and €65 with the sale, but it remains to be seen if anyone is willing to pay that much for a player who, potential aside, scored just nine league goals last season.