The rumors gathered by Calciomercato.it's reporter
EXCLUSIVE JUVENTUS PALMERI GERSON / ROMA - Transfer madness is on. There are 7 top european clubs fighting for the brazilian next thing Gerson, 17 years old, the n.10 who is shining at the Under 20 South American in spite of being one of the youngest. Today thursday january 29th at 2 pm Barcelona have bid 18 millions of € for him! Barcelona can actually buy players but won't be able to put them in squad until next january, so they could loan him or make him train meanwhile, like they did with Suarez.
But watch out: Juventus are still the favourite to sign him, as they met the Gerson's entourage just after the bid. Five months ago Juventus had bid bit less than 10 millions of €, as we anticipated here on calciomercato.it. The contacts have been intense for all this time, and this afternoon Juventus had a fruitful meeting in Milan in a secret place.
On friday there could be already the decisive counter-attack from Juventus. Chelsea and Manchester City had contacts too, while Inter tabled a bid of 8 millions of €. Then, PSG made a bid as well of approximately 12 millions of €. On tuesday, Florentino Perez called for a meeting. The Gerson's entourage the following day had a meeting in Madrid with the Real Madrid president. Then today the Barcelona's bid, and the Juventus meeting with the Mangrove fund who owns 40% of Gerson, a fund made of entrepreneurs and ex Fifa agents, and with Kickpartners, the Gerson's agents. Now, let's wait for the bianconeri final attack.