Gabriel Jesus’ agents travel to England as they try to seal the Brazilian’s departure from Manchester City, with Arsenal stepping up their interest in the striker… but the Premier League champions are demanding £50m to let him go
- Arsenal keen to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus
- The North London side have already had a £35million bid for Jesus overthrown by City
- Agents of Jesus have now traveled to the UK in an attempt to push through a move
- City want £50m to allow Jesus to leave in the current transfer window
Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus has been traveled to England in a bid to complete his move from Manchester City.
The Premier League champions want £50m for Jesus as they seek to recoup money to offset their outgoings on Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips and Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
Jesus has spent the last five years at the Etihad Stadium but looks set to leave this summer after opting not to extend his contract, which is due to expire next year.
Gabriel Jesus’ agents are working hard to secure the Man City striker away
City want money back to offset expenses for Kalvin Phillips (right) and Marc Cucurella (left)
Arsenal’s initial offer of £35million plus add-ons was rebuffed last week, but another bid could now follow, with Jesus’ representatives arriving in the UK.
The Gunners have also had positive talks over Leeds United winger Raphinha with his agent Deco, his favorite club Barcelona struggling to find his £60m price tag.
Raphinha finished last season as Leeds’ top scorer in all competitions with 11 goals, and he looks set to leave Elland Road in the current transfer window.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Brazilian striker to the club this summer
Arsenal are also progressing well in their bid to sign Leeds and Brazil winger Raphinha
Arsenal defender Omar Rekik, meanwhile, has joined Sparta Rotterdam on a season loan.
The 20-year-old joined the North London side in January 2021 but is yet to make a senior appearance for Mikel Arteta’s side.
He played regularly for the club’s Under-23s last season and has now been loaned out to gain experience in the Eredivisie before potentially playing in the World Cup later this year for Tunisia.
The Gunners have decided to loan promising defender Omar Rekik to Sparta Rotterdam