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Arsenal prioritise move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal have made Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus their priority target for the summer, reports Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian striker’s future has been thrown into doubt after Man City confirmed the signing of Erling Braut Haaland.

The Gunners, who are in the market for a new striker, feel they have a great chance to sign Jesus, with his contract expiring in the summer of 2023.

Sporting director Edu is keen on bringing Jesus to the Emirates Stadium, having been in talks with his representatives for over months.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and Benfica’s Darwin Nunez are also on the transfer agenda of the Gunners, but they seem like long shots due to their expensive valuations.

Jesus, who has netted 13 goals and 12 assists this term, is seen as an excellent alternative due to his £42m price tag as well as his experience in the Premier League.

Having known Jesus from his stint as Man City’s assistant coach, Mikel Arteta wants the Brazilian to be the new leader in the Gunners’ attack.

Romano also reports that the North Londoners are also considering a move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian midfielder is expected to leave the King Power Stadium this summer after turning down an extension offer from the Foxes.

Although he can be available for a cut-price fee, Arsenal’s pursuit relies on their Champions League qualification.

Having said that, the Gunners could be fancying themselves as they are currently fourth in the Premier League table, four points above Tottenham Hotspur.

The real stumbling block could be the competition from European giants, with recent reports stating Tielemans prefers a move to Real Madrid

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