Manchester City and Gabriel Jesus aren’t in talks over a contract extension, and Arsenal are well-positioned to sign the striker.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side's fifth goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on April 23, 2022. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images,)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side’s fifth goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on April 23, 2022. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano reports that there are currently no conversations between Manchester City and Gabriel Jesus over a contract extension. The striker’s deal expires in 2023, so you’d expect his future to be sorted out one way or another in the coming months.

Romano reports that Arsenal are well-placed to sign Jesus, planning to open formal talks once the season is over.

Speaking to The Athletic Football Podcast, David Ornstein recently reported that Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar and Jesus’ representatives have been talking for a number of months.

At this point, that part of negotiations is effectively done. On the other hand, Arsenal are yet to make contact with Manchester City.

The early indications suggest this is a move Jesus is open to, and he’s the profile of striker Mikel Arteta wants, but the final decision still rests with City.

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are confident a deal can be completed, with Jesus expected to push for a move.

Goal in Brazil write that Jesus’ agent is expected to act as an intermediary in negotations with City, and a transfer is certainly not off the table.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City is challenged by Dominic Thompson of Brentford during the Premier League match between Brentford and Manchester City at Brentford Community Stadium on December 29, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City is challenged by Dominic Thompson of Brentford during the Premier League match between Brentford and Manchester City at Brentford Community Stadium on December 29, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail previously claimed that Jesus is expected to leave Manchester City this summer. That has been the plan for months now, as City prepare to sign Erling Haaland.

Gaughan adds that Jesus wants to prove himself as a no. 9, after playing out wide quite a lot for City this season. Combine that with the addition of Haaland and you can see why the striker might be keen to leave.

Jesus has 12 goals and 12 assists in 36 games for City this season, a goal contribution every 90 minutes on average, despite often playing out wide.

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