Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Deal 'Almost Done' for Jesus Departure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Deal 'Almost Done' for Jesus Departure

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CITY target Gabriel Jesus has revealed a deal to leave his current club Palmeiras is 'almost done'.

The forward has been included in Brazil's squad for the Rio Olympics and, at a press conference ahead of the tournament, he told reporters his future is about to be decided.

He admitted he has been in negotiations but did not say which club he would be moving to. City are favourites to sign the 19-year-old but are thought to face competition from Real Madrid, Barcelona and United.

Jesus said: "My future is about to be set. My family, representatives and Palmeiras know where I want to go, my focus is on winning gold for my country.

"The deal is almost done. Before I came here I was in negotiations but now that I'm here, I'm leaving it to my parents and my agents. …

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