Manchester United lining up €38m move for Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus

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Manchester United fans are interested in one transfer saga and one transfer saga only at the moment: Paul Pogba.

And understandably so. The Frenchman, four years on from departing Old Trafford for Juventus, is closing in on a record-breaking £100 million return to work under Jose Mourinho.

The thought of Pogba playing alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a salivating one, but it's easy to forget that United have various other ongoing pursuits.


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Highly-rated Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus is one of such targets who has flown largely under the radar recently, with Manchester City also huge admirers of the talented 19-year-old.

It would seem United plan to steal a late march on their local rivals in the race to sign him, though, with reputable Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte claiming the Red Devils are lining up an eye-watering €38 million bid.

Mourinho's proposed offer - which he will reportedly make on Wednesday - is €6 million more than Pep Guardiola's, who wants to take his summer spending at the Etihad past the £100 million mark by signing Jesus.

The Telegraph claim City are close to striking a £60 million deal for both the Brazilian hotshot and Schalke's Leroy Sane, but United's approach could turn the tables.

Brazil legend Ronaldo is said to be advising Jesus on his future after revealing he sees similarities between himself and his compatriot.

He told Globo TV, per ESPN: "I'm a fan of Gabriel as I look at him and see myself when I was younger. I see many similarities between us.

"He is young and is already very successful with a lot of responsibility.

"He has a footballing career ahead of him and is already delighting us with what he does.

"If he passes all my records he will give great joy to this country's people who have suffered so much.

"Play, be happy and have fun with the ball. Later the coach will ask you to do many things, but when you have the ball, have fun, try nutmegs, but always look to score as this is what the fans like."

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