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Gabriel Jesús confirms deal is "almost done" with Man City

The Brazilian striker told a press conference before the Rio Olympics that "my future is almost decided, and before long everyone will know my decision"

Gabriel Jesús has made it clear where his future lies. The young Brazilian forward confirmed today in a press conference with the Brazilian men’s Olympic football team that a deal with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is “practically done”.

“My future is almost decided. My family, my representatives and Palmeiras know where I want to go, but now I’m totally focused on winning gold for my country,” he said. “The agreement is almost done but I’m completely concentrated here.”

Gabriel Jesus of Palmeiras in action during the match between Palmeiras and Cruzeiro for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Allianz Parque stadium on November 21 , 2015

"Before long my decision will be known.”

“Before I came here I was in negotiations but now that I’m here I’m leaving it to my parents and my agents. Before long my decision will be known.”

In the last few weeks, the Brazilian has been heavily linked with Manchester City in the English press, and especially after coach Guardiola revealed he had spoken to the player.

Jesús, who has also been courted by Real Madrid and Barcelona, has scored 19 goals in 31 games during 2016.