Gabriel Jesus has rejected Manchester City’s latest offer of an improved contract and talks have been postponed, several sources including The Times, Daily Mail and Goal report today.
Jesus, 20, has been a revelation since his arrival from Palmeiras in 2017, with 15 goals in 31 Premier League appearances despite a couple of bad injuries.
City want to reward his growing importance in the squad with a new deal, but after three months of talks an agreement has yet to be struck.
The club’s latest offer of £90,000-a-week was turned down by Jesus earlier this month, and his advisors are holding out for over £100,000-a-week. City’s proposal would extend his current contract by two years until 2023.
Those close to Jesus believe he is worth more than £100,000-a-week given that he is going to be Brazil’s number 9 at the World Cup.
While both sides are still hopeful of a positive outcome, Jesus has decided to postpone talks until after the World Cup in Russia, where he will spearhead Brazil’s attack.
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