There is a strong possibility that Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will end up moving to Arsenal this summer, according to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein.
The extremely reliable journalist claims that the Gunners have made signing the Brazilian international a top priority and, while City have not yet decided to offload the player, his contract situation may force them into a sale:
“Arsenal have pretty much got him at the top of their list right now for the striking position. We don’t know if City will let him go, but with one year to go and no obvious sign of contracts talks, it seems that a deal is very possible. There will be other suitors for him as well.”
Reports in Brazil suggest that Arsenal have already tabled a €50m (£43m) offer for Jesus, but those claims have not been substantiated by sources in the UK.
There were some suggestions that City may hold out for a fee in the region of €60m (£51m), which may initially sound like a lot, considering Jesus has just a year left on his contract.
However, the 25-year-old’s agent has revealed that there are at least seven clubs pursuing the forward so the Citizens are seemingly in a position to auction the player off to the highest bidder if they wish to do so.