Barcelona are keeping track of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Calciomercato, who state that the Brazilian is a ‘goal’ for the La Liga giants in future.
Jesus is currently tied to Manchester City until 2023, meaning this summer could prove to be a big one as he enters the final two years of his deal with the club.
There has been no suggestion that he will look to move or indeed be moved on, particularly with the 23-year-old having featured regularly this season as Sergio Aguero has been out injured.
Calciomercato, though, say that there is one suitor for him in the shape of Barcelona, reporting that the Spanish club are ‘moving for’ the striker, who is a ‘target’ for the club.
Now, that is quite literally all that they have to say on the matter, providing zero information on why Barcelona would be interested, where it has come from, if they’d held any informal talks with Manchester City and the player or anything of that nature.
It is simply one line stating that they are interested in him, so we’ll have to take this with a massive pinch of salt at this moment in time.
There has, of course, been talk of Manchester City being in the market for a striker this summer, with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, and even Danny Ings having been linked with a move in the last month or so.
The arrival of a big name like the first two would surely spell bad news for Jesus, who would undoubtedly be playing a backup role to either of those players.
Perhaps that’s where this, and Barcelona’s potential interest comes from, but given the lack of detail provided and the La Liga side’s financial situation, we’d advise ignoring this for now and waiting until something with a little more substance is available.