NEWS
Wednesday July 13 2016
Report: Gabigol to Juventus next week

Brazilian sources claim Gabigol intends on accepting the Juventus offer and the €20m deal could be closed with Santos on Monday.

Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium said late last night that Juve had made an €18m proposal to Santos for the striker.

Full name Gabriel Barbosa, the 19-year-old and Santos had rejected an offer from Chelsea several months ago.

According to UOL Esporte in Brazil, the big difference is that Santos only own 40 per cent of his contract and the Chelsea offer was €30m for the entire contract – so only 40 per cent of it would go to the club.

Instead, Juve appear to be proposing €20m purely to buy the Santos portion of the contract, so it’s nowhere near the full transfer fee.

Gabigol owns 40 per cent of his contract, so he could accept the move to Juventus at a discount or see that part spread out over salary bonuses instead, and Doyen Sports own the other 20 per cent.

The Brazilian site maintains agent Wagner Ribeiro told Santos of the offer on Tuesday and will meet with the club again next Monday to finalise the deal.

Gabigol was reportedly furious with Santos after they announced a contract renewal before he had signed the paperwork.

Mediaset Premium suggest Juventus will only sign Gabigol if they sell Simone Zaza.