Juventus push ahead with Gabriel Jesus pursuit but Man City want cash up front to sanction transfer

JUVENTUS appear ready to firm up their interest in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

And that would give Etihad boss Pep Guardiola another forward-line headache with the new season just over four weeks away.

City have made Tottenham’s England captain Harry Kane their top target but know they may have to be patient to sign him.

That has not stopped Juve coach Max Allegri making Brazilian Jesus, 24, his No 1 target, but the club face a financial mess.

City want cash up front as they chase Kane, 27, and Villa’s Jack Grealish, 25.

Kane remains Guardiola’s preferred choice – with club sources dismissing links with Antoine Griezmann, Danny Ings and Robert Lewandowski.

Meanwhile Juve’s interest in Jesus will raise more questions about the future of former Manchester United man Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paulo Dybala is poised to sign a new deal with the Turin club.

But Allegri is looking to freshen up his attack as he bids to take the crown back off Inter next season.

However, Ronaldo is reportedly happy to see out the final year of his Juventus contract.

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And it’s even been claimed he is open to penning a 12-month extension.

Agent Jorge Mendes has apparently been seen in Turin this week.

And he could be set to meet Juve chiefs for talks over Ronnie’s future.

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