Fabrizio Romano rubbishes claim Spurs have bid for Premier League forward

Fabrizio Romano
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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham have not bid for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, despite some reports. 

The Brazil international looks set to depart the Etihad Stadium in the coming weeks as he approaches the final year of his City contract (ESPN). 

Arsenal have been named as leading candidates to take on Jesus (Evening Standard) while a fresh report from Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claims Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been offered the chance to sign the 25-year-old. 

Meanwhile, Italian publication TuttoJuve recently reported that Tottenham have tabled a 47 million (£40.2m) bid in an attempt to bolster Antonio Conte’s attacking options. 

Romano has now provided an update on Spurs’ pursuit of Jesus, revealing the N17-based side have been in contact with the player’s agent, but have not yet made a bid – while their rivals Arsenal remain in pole position to land his signature. 

He told Chris Cowlin (04:18): “At the moment, there is no bid to Manchester City but there is contact between the agents of Gabriel Jesus and Tottenham. 

“Let me just say that Arsenal have been leading the race for a long time because of the Brazilian connections with director Edu Gaspar who is working on [a transfer]. Arsenal are really interested in Jesus. 

“For Tottenham, they are discussing with his agent, they had conversations with his agent. So for Gabriel it is a possibility, but it is important for the player to understand what the plan will be. 

“He is leaving Manchester City this summer, but he wants to play. He wants to be a key player at the next club he will join. 

“This is why at the moment for Gabriel it is important to understand what the plan is. At Manchester City he had a good time but now it is time to leave because he wants to be a key player for his next club.”

Jesus joined City from Brazilian side Palmeiras in 2017 and has gone on to win nine major trophies under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. 

He scored eight goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League this season (Transfermarkt) as his side edged out Liverpool to the league title. 

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Plenty of clubs will be in the hunt for Jesus this summer with the amount of top level experience he can provide from his time at City. 

City will try to demand a big fee considering he will have a year remaining on his contract, but that may put off a club like Spurs who already have a handful of good attackers. 

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