Arsenal have made their first bid for Gabriel Jesus, who is expected to join a Premier League club despite interest from Real Madrid.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, on April 26, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, on April 26, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Goal report mixed news in Arsenal’s pursuit of Gabriel Jesus on Wednesday morning, writing that Arsenal have now made their opening €50m bid for the striker, but Manchester City want €60m.

Another obstacle is that Goal believe Jesus has been dissuaded of a move to Arsenal by their failure to qualify for the Champions League, and that Real Madrid are therefore appearing as an alternative destination.

Fabrizio Romano has a different account of the current situation, claiming the expectation is for Jesus to join a Premier League club.

Romano writes that Real Madrid did make contact over the City striker a few weeks ago to explore the situation, but there’s nothing advanced on that side. He adds that official bids for Jesus will arrive soon.

Earlier this week, Marca claimed that Jesus had previously agreed with City that their price for his sale would be between €45-50m, so all of these reports don’t quite add up.

LEEDS, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has just concluded his spell on international duty, so he’s now expected to resolve his future with his representatives.

Speaking to Sky Sports recently, David Ornstein claimed that Jesus of Manchester City is at the top of Arsenal’s list for signings in the striker position.

Jesus reportedly does exactly what Mikel Arteta is looking for in a striker, as well as having a personal relationship with both Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu.

The 25-year-old scored 13 goals and assisted 12 in 41 City appearances this season, a goal or assist every 103 minutes.

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