Manchester City may offer Gabriel Jesus in a swap deal for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to reports in the Italian media.
Dybala has just a year left on his contract at the Serie A club, and he has been linked with a move to a number of Premier League teams, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.
However, most supporters on Twitter don’t think an exchange involving Jesus is on the cards, with many believing manager Pep Guardiola would be happy to keep the striker for the long term:
This would not surprise me at all
— Macauley Williams (@bigmacwills) April 13, 2021
No we need jesus
— Kun Agüero (@1kunaguero0) April 13, 2021
Don’t see pep selling Jesus tbh
— FodenSZN (@godswill_ukpong) April 13, 2021
Load of rubbish Jesus is set to sign a new deal
— Adam (@AdamKDB123) April 13, 2021
Just isn’t gonna happen
— TJ (@mcfctj_) April 13, 2021
— Mirza Krljez (@FPLKRLJA) April 13, 2021
Dybala would be a interesting option but not for me if it involves sacrificing gabby
— James De-Courcey (@JimmyDeCourcey) April 13, 2021
Wouldn’t be so bad
— gggd_MCFC | Sterling out (@gggd_MCFC) April 13, 2021
Wishful thinking from Juventus’ point of view…
Jesus will hold talks with Manchester City towards the end of the season regarding a contract extension
— Fin (@__Finlay__) April 13, 2021
We need to replace not to sell, never gonna happen though. Jesus is a workaholic and that has earned him the right to stay!
— Chilloski (@ChilloDintoa) April 13, 2021
With Dybala’s asking price said to be €50m (£43m), it is not known whether City would ask for additional money from Juve. Jesus is likely to be valued at a higher amount, considering the Brazilian has more than two years remaining on his current deal.
Reports suggest that the striker’s entourage are already talking to officials from Juve, although there is no guarantee that it will lead to anything concrete.