Arsenal ‘make £43m Gabriel Jesus transfer bid’ with Man City star ‘likely to join’ as Real Madrid's non-EU quota is full | The Sun
8th June 2022

ARSENAL are in pole position to sign Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus in the summer, reports suggest.

According to Goal Brasil, the Gunners have made a €50million (£43m) bid but have yet to convince City to sell as they are asking for €60m (£51m).

Jesus, who has informed manager Pep Guardiola of his desire to move, has also attracted interest from Real Madrid as well as Chelsea, whose transfer ban has yet to be lifted after Todd Boehly's takeover.

However, the North Londoners are leading the race as Real's non-EU quota is full.

Los Blancos already have Vinícius Junior, Rodrygo and Eder Militao within their ranks.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly been keen to have the striker at the Santiago Bernabeu after missing out on Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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Jesus' entourage were in London last week to discuss a potential exit from the Etihad.

Reports, though, suggest that the Brazil international is having some doubts about a move to Arsenal because Mikel Arteta's men won't play in the Champions League next season.

However, Real, who are the 25-year-old's closest alternative, are not willing to meet City's asking price.

The centre-forward recently completed his international duty and said he will start thinking about his next move during his holidays.

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Jesus said; “I’m fine – calm as always.

“I’m looking to see what’s best for me and above all, for my career. From Tuesday, we’ll see what is the best.”

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