Fenerbahce linked with Chelsea and Arsenal target Gabriel Barbosa

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Fenerbahce have been linked with a move for Santos’ highly rated 18-year-old striker Gabriel Barbosa.

According to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, the Fenerbahce’s scout Müjdat Yetkiner has been monitoring Barbosa in recent months and has provided a detailed report to the club.

The article in the Hürriyet goes onto state that the Istanbul Giants are preparing to launch a bid for the striker, dubbed as the ‘New Neymar’.


Gabriel broke into the first-team at Santos two seasons ago and has since attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.

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According to the express, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are all interested in signing the young star.

However, Barcelona already have a ‘first-rights‘ clause for Gabriel, which was agreed when the Catalan giants signed Neymar from Santos.

Gabriel scored eight goals in 31 games for Santos in the Brazilian Serie A last season. The 18-year-old made his first team debut in May 2013 when he was just 16 years-old and has gone on to score nine times in 43 appearances.