Report: Arsenal make offer for Gabriel Jesus – More than Tottenham’s alleged bid

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Manchester City have rejected a £43 million bid from Arsenal to sign reported Tottenham target Gabriel Jesus, according to Goal Brasil. 

The 25-year-old is expected to leave City this summer as he enters the final year of his contract following the arrival of talented striker Erling Haaland (ESPN).

The Gunners have shown a strong interest in the Brazil international Jesus and have reportedly been in talks with his agent in recent weeks (The Guardian). 

Goal Brasil reports they have now looked to advance their pursuit by submitting their formal offer of £43 million, but have seen their attempts quickly rebuffed by City. 

The report notes Arsenal’s bid was £8 million shy of City’s £51 million price tag, while Jesus himself is allegedly unconvinced by the move due to the lack of Champions League football on offer. 

Their cross-London rivals Tottenham have also been named as suitors for Jesus this summer with head coach Antonio Conte thought to be keen on recruiting a versatile striker to add to his forward options (Telegraph). 

Spurs, who qualified for the Champions League ahead of Arsenal last term, have also made an opening bid to City according to Tutto Juve, by tabling an offer worth €47 million (£40.1m). 

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City seem pretty strict with their asking price for Jesus and it will take a pretty big offer for them to sanction a transfer. 

At that price, it may be one Spurs will want to let go of considering they have other areas of their squad that need addressing. 

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