Manchester City are taking steps to prevent striker Gabriel Jesus making a move to Bayern Munich.
According to a report by The Sun, City will slap a £100m price-tag on the Brazilian to prevent the German giants making their move for the forward.
Jesus, who has seemingly moved ahead of Sergio Aguero in the pecking order at the Etihad of late, is thought to be interesting the German champions as they seek a long-term replacement for the effervescent, Robert Lewandowski.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form for City this year and scored last weekend as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0. He was again selected at the weekend as City beat Aston Villa, although he failed to get on the scoring act this time as Tyrone Mings prevented him with a goal-line clearance.
Munich are no strangers to knocking on the door of City for some of their players. The summer saw Bayern make a move for Leroy Sane which was only curtailed really when the winger picked up a severe injury, although it was reported in September that they were still keen on landing Sane.
Jesus signed for City from Palmeiras but has so far struggled to dislodge Aguero as the central striker for the club. Despite this, he has still hit an impressive 30 Premier League goals in just 75 appearances.
Jesus really should be patient and bide his time. Aguero won’t have too much left in the tank in terms of being the player he has been and even this season it looks like the Brazilian is getting the nod of the Argentina striker.
Long-term, it’s clear Pep Guardiola sees Jesus as an integral part of his team. Moving to Bayern now would only halt his progress, not to mention the fact he’d be in a similar boat behind Lewandowski.
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