Arsenal talks are planned today to see whether the club can reach an agreement for Gabriel Jesus, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Writing for Caught Offside, Fabrizio Romano reports that Gabriel Jesus is still Arsenal’s main transfer targets, and they’re set to hold talks today to understand whether or not they can reach an agreement to sign him.
The Gunners aren’t the only club in for Jesus, but Romano claims it’s “100%” likely that the player will leave Manchester City this summer. It’s just a question of where he ends up.
Jesus wants to be starting matches, and he’s willing to take his time over a decision on his future.
Conversely, you’d imagine Arsenal are pretty keen to get their striker position filled as quickly as possible. Right now, Folarin Balogun is the club’s only senior centre-forward, with Eddie Nketiah out of contract and no new signing announced.
Romano’s report follows a similar claim from Calciomercato.it, who reported on Tuesday that Jesus’ agent was arriving in Europe this week for talks in London.
The Telegraph claim Jesus is expected to leave Manchester City this summer, with Arsenal leading the chase ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
In Brazil, Andre Hernan also reports that Arsenal are one step ahead of the competition despite interest from Chelsea.
Hernan rules out Real Madrid on the basis that the Spanish club have already maxed out their quota of non-EU players.
The same journalist also adds that those around Jesus have been keeping particularly quiet about his future in recent days, which is why we haven’t had much of an update already.
Jesus scored 13 goals and assisted 12 in 41 City appearances this season, a goal or assist every 103 minutes.