Arsenal ‘expected to seal £50m deal’ for ‘priority target’ in ‘next seven to ten days’

Lewis Oldham
Arsenal to sign Gabriel Jesus

According to reports, Arsenal are ‘expected to seal a £50m deal’ for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in the ‘next seven to ten days’.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners in recent weeks. This comes after Man City signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of around £51m.

Jesus has been an important player for Man City in recent years. He grabbed eight goals and eight assists for them in 28 Premier League appearances last season.

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Arsenal have moved quickly to sign the forward before he drops down the pecking order at the Etihad.

The Daily Mail now report that Jesus’ move to Arsenal should be completed within the next ten days.

The 25-year-old is Mikel Arteta’s ‘priority signing’ this summer and it is believed that Arsenal and City are now ‘closing in on an agreement’.

The Gunners will pay Man City £50m for Jesus before his contract expires in 2023.

It is noted that these added funds will be used by City to sign Kalvin Phillips. They have ‘reached an agreement’ with Leeds over a £45m deal.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly agreed personal terms with Youri Tielemans over a move to the Emirates, but are yet to table an offer for the Leicester star.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Tielemans for some time and the midfielder admitted earlier this month that he would “listen to other opportunities”.

He was tipped to move swiftly to the Emirates after the international break, though a separate report suggested the club’s interest had cooled following the £34m arrival of Fabio Vieira from Porto.

But CBS journalist Ben Jacobs says Tielemans is still on the Arsenal “radar”, claiming they’ve already agreed personal terms with the 25-year-old.

Jacobs said on The Football Terrace: “It’s incorrect to say anything other than that Arsenal have advanced things with Tielemans in the last seven days. The feeling was that Arsenal would swoop in after the international break and get it done. Instead they progressed things with Vieira, but Tielemans is still on their radar.

“Arsenal have put in a heck of a lot of work on this deal, dating back a year, they’ve agreed terms with the player, but at no point have they tabled an offer with Leicester City. Arsenal always felt they wanted to pay £25m all in, but Leicester want closer to £30m, £31m or £32m.”