Arsenal and Man United boost as transfer target’s agent opens door to move

Arsenal and Manchester United target Gabriel Jesus wants to play in Europe' according to his agent

Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Gabriel Jesus after the player’s agent revealed that his client would love to play in Europe.

Both the Gunners and the Red Devils are said to be interested in luring the 19-year-old – dubbed the ‘new Neymar’ – to the Premier League in the current transfer window.

The Palmeiras starlet is also thought to have been attracting interest from Juventus and Inter Milan this summer.

Now Jesus’ agent, Christian Simoes, has fuelled the speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League by revealing that Gabriel Jesus would love to play in Europe.

Simoes is quoted as saying by talkSPORT: “Palmeiras won’t give any discounts and they want to keep Gabriel Jesus, so we’ll see what happens.

“Playing in Europe would be fantastic, all the top clubs like the lad. We’ll see what happens.

“Have we spoken to Inter? So far, no. We haven’t had contact with Inter, if they want Gabriel they’ll have to talk to us. Not least because so many clubs like the lad.”

Arsenal have thus far only signed midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer, while Manchester United have only recruited 22-year-old defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal as Jose Mourinho’s first signing.

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United finished fifth in the Premier League last season, while Arsenal were second.

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