Arsenal are set to complete a £50 million deal for number one target, Gabriel Jesus, within the next seven to ten days, according to reports.
The 25-year-old striker would reportedly move to north London if a deal between the Gunners and Manchester City is sealed.
The Brazilian, who has been Arsenal’s top target, is now said to be close to making the Emirates Stadium his new home.
As Mikel Arteta looks to regain Arsenal’s spot in the Champions League, his arrival would come shortly after the £30 million purchase of midfielder Fabio Vieira.
City will earn handsomely from a player they acquired in 2017 for £27 million. Jesus was crucial to the champions’ unsuccessful search for Harry Kane last season, but his opportunities have been curtailed by the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Although he has scored some significant goals over his five years at the Etihad Stadium, consistency has been a problem. Jesus’ contract expires next summer, which means that City have only this summer to make good money off him.
As Pep Guardiola makes adjustments to his squad, City will continue to rigorously watch their finances by letting bench warmers go.
For Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United, a contract worth approximately £42 million-plus add-ons has also been reached. Other Premier League teams were interested in the England international, to the extent Paris Saint-Germain called Leeds last week.
However, insiders claim that City was the only team that Phillips would consider leaving his local team for.
On the other hand, Darko Gyarbi, a young City midfielder, is anticipated to move in the opposite direction in a different £5 million deal.
As it stands, even though negotiations are still going on, a settlement in the next seven to ten days appears to be a given.
Brazilian footballer Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, who plays forward for Manchester City of the Premier League and the Brazil national team, was born on April 3, 1997.
Jesus started out playing at Palmeiras. In addition to helping his team win the Copa do Brasil that year, he was selected as the best rookie of the 2015 Brazilian League Series A.
As Palmeiras won their first national league championship in 22 years the following season, he was voted player of the year.
He joined Manchester City in January 2017 for a €32 million transfer fee and went on to win the Fa Cup in 2019, the EFL cup in 2018, and the Premier League in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Jesus made his senior debut for Brazil in September 2016 and was a member of the team that competed at the 2018 FIFA world cup. He had previously earned 21 caps and scored seven goals at the youth level, reaching the final of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and taking home an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Jesus also played in the Copa América in 2019 and 2021, winning the former competition.