Gabriel Barbosa Brazil
Gabriel Barbosa is wanted by some of the biggest clubs in the worldReuters

Manchester United have agreed a deal for Gabriel Barbosa, with Jose Mourinho's team set to beat out competition from Premier League champions Leicester City and Serie A sides Juventus and Inter Milan.

Barbosa is one of the most highly rated talents in Brazil at the moment, and has made his mark at the Rio Olympics, where he scored a couple of goals for his team in a must-win group match against Denmark.

The 19-year-old has been the subject of bids from Juventus, Inter Milan and Leicester City, with all three clubs waiting for the forward to make his decision once he finishes his Olympic campaign with Brazil.

Claudio Ranieri's men were thought to be in the driver's seat after making a €27 million (£23.4m) offer for the soon-to-be 20-year-old, with the player making it clear he prefers a move to the Premier League over Italy, but Manchester United have now come in to trump all offers.

According to The Sun, Mourinho's team are ready to offer Santos £30m for the man also known as "Gabigol", with Barbosa reportedly ready to make his switch to Manchester United.

The report suggests Manchester United will agree a deal for Gabriel Barbosa within a couple of days, even if the official announcement will take a while, considering the player is currently with the Brazil team.

Mourinho has suggested Manchester United's transfer dealings for the summer were over once they completed a world record move for Paul Pogba from Juventus, with the manager saying he is likely to sign someone only if a first-team player leaves.

Manchester United also have quite a few options in the wide forward department, and young ones at that, with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard leading the way – Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the summer signing, and Juan Mata, who scored Manchester United's first goal of the Premier League season on Sunday, can also play in that position.

So, paying £30m for a forward who prefers to play on the right might seem as a luxury at the moment, even if money is never an issue for Manchester United.

Barbosa is a talent who could turn into a world-class player in a few years, and maybe Manchester United feel they might end up regretting not making a move, if he does turn out to be a world beater.

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