Leicester City to try their luck at beating top clubs for the “next Suarez”

Leicester City have been busy this summer, preparing their Premier League title defence. Now, the Foxes have joined an elite group of teams trying to lure Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa to Europe. Leicester are prepared to make a bid of £25 million for the 19-year-old forward, who is currently representing Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio, and are scheduled to meet the Santos player’s representatives next week, according to a report by The Sun. Serie A champions Juventus seemed very close to signing the player known by the name…

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Chelsea set to lose battle for Brazilian starlet despite higher bid

Brazilian source UOL Esporte (via Football-Italia) claim Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa intends on accepting an offer from Serie A champions Juventus, with a £16.8 million deal with Santos to be sealed on Monday. The Old Lady had made a bid of £15.1 million for the 19-year-old, who is nicknamed Gabigol, but his club wanted one in the region of £16.8 million, with Juventus now ready to strike a deal. Several months ago, Chelsea made a £25 million offer for the talented forward. However, this was rejected by both the player and Santos. According…

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Arsenal table official bid for Brazilian wonderkid

Arsenal have made an offer to teenage Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa, though no official agreement has been reached with the club or the player, according to ESPN Brazil. The 19-year-old, who’s known as Gabigol, has received three formal proposals: one from England, one from Italy and one from China. Hebei Fortune of China came up with a huge salary bid of £250.000 for the Brazilian and were even ready to trigger his £42 million release clause. His agents also have a letter of intent from Fiorentina, who have promised to…

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