Report: Chelsea takeover delay could allow Spurs and Arsenal to swoop for target

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AS have claimed that while Chelsea are keen to snap up Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, the complication with their takeover could allow the likes of Tottenham to swoop for the Brazilian. 

Marca reported previously that Jesus is on the radars of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, with the striker said to be free to leave the Etihad this summer for a fee of around €45m-€50m (£38.4m -£42.6m).

If AS’ latest update is to be believed, Chelsea are ‘very interested’ in the City star and are keen to ‘close his signing’ this summer.

However, the Blues are reportedly still not certain on when they can push ahead with the operation as they continue to wait for all the legalities regarding Todd Boehly’s takeover to be resolved.

The report claims that the delay could play into the hands of Tottenham and Arsenal, with the two North London clubs said to be following Jesus’ situation ‘very carefully’.

It is explained that although the 25-year-old has been offered to Real Madrid, it will be ‘very complicated’ for Los Blancos to sign the City star.

This is because the club are only allowed a maximum quota of three non-EU players in their squad, which is currently occupied by Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Eder Militao.

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I think the race for Jesus will likely be between Arsenal or Chelsea as the Brazilian will want to join a club where he would be the number one centre-forward. Spurs might have to turn their attentions to someone like Richarlison instead this summer.

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