Gabriel Barbosa, otherwise known as Gabigol, looks set to join former Serie A Champions Inter Milan, snubbing Manchester United and Chelsea in the process.
The 19-year-old is believed to be in talks with the Nerazzurri over a potential transfer, which could cost up to £25 million.
According to Goal, Gabigol currently interests the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City, and Juventus. However, Inter seem most likely to secure his signature.
Modesto Roma, Santos’ president, is believed to have already visited England, where he supposedly held talks with Manchester United and Chelsea over a potential switch for the teenager. He also visited Spain, where Atletico Madrid expressed their interest in Gabigol.
Current Italian Champions, Juventus, are also keen on signing the youngster. But they won’t be too persuasive, as they have already spent big on Higuain this summer.
Therefore, Inter Milan are favorites to snap up the 19-year-old. Sources also claim that Inter have already agreed on a deal with Santos, and only personal terms remain to be discussed.
Gabigol is currently representing his national side in the Rio 2016 Olympics, and has even helped Brazil reach the semi-finals.
Frank De Boer’s side are waiting until the end of the Olympics to begin negotiations on personal terms with Gabigol.
As there is no concrete deal at the moment, there is still time for other clubs to come in and swoop the youngster from Inter.
However, Chelsea will be saving their money, in order to fund a potential transfer for their former player, Romelu Lukaku. Everton are still holding on to Lukaku, and will be looking for at least £75 million if they are to let him leave.
Manchester United can also be counted out of the race, as they have already made four major signings this summer, and Jose Mourinho will currently be looking towards selling rather than buying.