Santos president Modesto Roma has confirmed that he has held talks with both Manchester United and Chelsea over a potential deal for highly rated Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa.

The 19-year old is one of the most sought out players in the market as he has attracted the likes Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid as well as Premier League clubs like Leicester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea.

The Santos forward is currently featuring in the Rio Olympics and is set to make a decision on his future upon completion of the games.

Barcelona and Arsenal have also shown their interest in the striker as he has hit 21 goals in each of the last two seasons making him one of the most wanted strikers in the current transfer window.

However, Barcelona has the right to first refusal which they got while signing Neymar back in 2013 as it could prove to be a stumbling block in the transfer for the Brazilian.

Santos president has  Roma has confirmed the interest of the Premier League duo in an interview to Goal.

‘We had productive conversations,’ Roma told Goal.

‘We didn’t come to buy or sell players, neither in London or Madrid. We came to build relationships.

‘There weren’t offers, but we did talk about partnerships. I talked to Manchester United, Chelsea, and Atletico Madrid.’


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