Leicester ‘join European elite in race for Brazilian ace’

Date published: Saturday 6th August 2016 10:07 - Mark Scott

Gabriel Barbosa: Linked with Liverpool

Premier League champions Leicester are ready to fight the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Juve to sign wonderkid Gabriel Barbosa.

According to The Sun, the Foxes are prepared to splash out £25m on the 19-year-old, who is currently represently Brazil at the Olympic Games, and are ready to meet with his representatives as they jet in from Santos next week.

Following Manchester City’s recent £27m deal for Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus, Santos are said to be demanding £30m for their highly-rated youngster and will not settle for any less.

Everton and West Ham have also been linked as they both look to strengthen their striking departments ahead of the new season.

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