Dan Burke

Juventus eye summer move for Man City’s Gabriel Jesus

The ink isn’t even dry on Manchester City’s possible two-year Champions League ban and it seems other clubs are already sniffing around their players.

Uefa’s bombshell last week has prompted several reports that City’s star men could look to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer in search of European football elsewhere.

And Italian outlet Tuttosport report on Wednesday that Juventus are weighing up a move for Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus joined City from Palmeiras in January 2017 and the 22-year-old has since scored 61 goals in 133 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

But the presence of Sergio Agüero has meant the Brazilian has never been a permanent feature in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI and as well as European football, he may see his chances of regular game-time as a motivating factor in any future decision to leave City.

This season he has started just 12 Premier League matches, but contributed 16 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions.

According to Tuttosport, Jesus is valued at around £58m.