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Emerging Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus is one of many upcoming footballers that Juventus are targeting for the future.

The starlet is also being linked to a host of other major European clubs.

Having represented Brazil at the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, the current Palmeiras player is highly regarded and is considered a shoe in for the 2016 Olympic Games. Due to his brilliant performances he is being linked to a number of European clubs, who are keen for the striker’s services. So far this season Gabriel Jesus has notched six goals in ten games for the Brazilians, and its no wonder he is highly sought after.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are amongst the clubs competing with Juventus for the starlets signature who will cost either one of the clubs at least €24 million. According to Marca, Palmeiras wish to keep him till at 2017 before allowing him to leave for pastures new in Europe. Ideally a deal of this sort would be similar to Neymar’s deal with Barcelona and is hardly uncommon in the Brazilian game.

Juventus have reportedly submitted a bid in the region of €20 million bid, which has been rejected by Palmeiras. The player is owned under a third party ownership agreement in which the Brazilian club owns 30 percent, meanwhile the final 70 percent is owned by a combination of agents. Their valuation of the striker is significantly higher at €40m and it will be interesting to see what the final figure will be.

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