Man City forward ‘top’ of Juventus’ shopping list this summer

Date published: Saturday 24th July 2021 3:05 - Jason Soutar

Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus is a reported target for Italian giants Juventus, who are chasing a new striker this summer.

According to Tuttosport, the Brazilian has been placed at the ‘top of their shopping list’ and will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner at the club, not replacement.

If Jesus is to leave City, they would ask for around £50million and Juve are top of the queue for his signature.

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The Brazilian made the move to England in 2017 from Palmeiras and has scored 82 goals in 195 matches for the Manchester club.

His future at the Etihad is uncertain to say the least with the Premier League champions looking to boost their firepower by signing Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

The 24-year-old’s name has been thrown into the Kane rumours, with the Citizens reportedly offering Jesus in a part-exchange for the England captain.

Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez are other potential players who could go to north Lodnon in exchange for Kane.

Elsewhere, former Spurs captain Michael Dawson hopes Kane remains at the club for the rest of his career but he tips City to be an unstoppable force if they sign him this summer.

“I like the Tottenham team, they’ve got some good players. It’s a rebuilding stage,” Dawson told talkSPORT.

“You look at how far Man City are ahead, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea… Spurs are now in that chasing block.

“Their aim is to get back into the Champions League, which is going to be tough because those other teams keep improving.

“If Man City sign Harry Kane, you’ll think, ‘how can any team get near them?’

“He’s a goalscorer and I love him and I hope he stays, but with those kind of figures, it looks like he might leave.”

Dawson added: “There’s been speculation surrounding Harry for a long time. He’s scored goals after goals, year after year.

“I always said if someone is going to get Harry, you’ll be paying top money for him. I know [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy and every player has got a price.

“I said it would be a £150m-plus and it looks like it’s going to be that. It could only be one or two clubs who could afford him.

“Manchester City seem like they’re going to be the team [for him].

“They have a bottomless pit [of funds, from their Abu Dhabi owners] and if they want a player they tend to get them because money talks.”

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