Man United said to be eyeing Brazilian youngster

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Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS) Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a move to sign Brazil U-23 international Gabriel Jesus.

Eight-time Brazilian Serie A winners Palmeiras are preparing to sell the 19-year-old after the Olympic Games in August, according to the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, reports Xinhua.

It is understood Gabriel has a 30 million-euro ($34.4 million) buyout clause in his contract but Palmeiras would be willing to cede the forward for 24 million euros ($27.4 million) to Real Madrid, FCBarcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United or Bayern Munich, the newspaper said.

Gabriel has made 52 appearances and scored 15 goals for Palmeiras since his first team debut for the club last year.

He has been included in Brazil’s preliminary 40-man squad for the Copa America in the US which begins on June 3.

–IANS

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