Juventus will turn their full attention to Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus this summer after an investigation into Liverpool star Mohamed Salah failed.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri were keen to sign the Egypt international as a replacement for Paulo Dybala, however, the finances of such a move are now proving too expensive for Juventus with Jesus now being eyed by the Italian club.
According to the report, City could be ready to sell the Brazil international this summer with Pep Guardiola’s side as favorites to sign Erling Haaland, meaning a striker will have to leave the Etihad Stadium to make way for the superstar from Borussia Dortmund.
Moreover, according to the Daily Star, Juventus are ready to take Jesus off City’s books, with the European giants ready to spend up to £65million on the 24-year-old this summer as a potential replacement for Dybala.
The Argentine superstar is set to leave Juventus for free at the end of this season, and although Guardiola is a huge fan of Jesus, selling the striker for a huge profit to the Old Lady could be a sensational deal for City.
As for Liverpool and Salah, Juventus’ stance on the finances of the deal is a huge outcome for the Merseyside club, who are still working to tie the Premier League superstar down to a new deal, the current deal. winger due to expire in 2023.
City set to grant Jesus Juventus move with Salah project now canceled
Salah joining Juventus was always going to be an ambitious move for the Italian side, but with Jesus now proving to be a more viable option and City genuinely open to selling their striker, the Brazilian could soon be Dybala’s replacement.
Indeed, with Haaland likely to join City this summer, selling Jesus both to recoup funds and to free up space in the squad makes perfect sense for Guardiola’s side, and for Jesus, Juventus could be a great next step for the young striker’s career.
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