According to The Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur have made a move to beat Arsenal to the signing of Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
The Times reported two weeks ago that Arsenal were quietly confident of winning the race for Jesus this summer.
However, The Daily Mail subsequently claimed that Mikel Arteta was growing increasingly fearful that Spurs would beat the Gunners to be the Brazilian’s signature.
According to the Mirror’s latest update, Jesus remains on the top of Arteta’s wishlist to fill the void left by Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The report reveals that Arsenal are now close to agreeing on a fee of around £50m with Man City for the transfer of the forward.
However, Spurs have now allegedly made a move to ‘shatter’ Arsenal’s negotiations by offering Champions League football to Jesus.
Antonio Conte is said to be impressed by the City star’s versatility, and the report asserts that the Brazilian international is willing to play out wide or up front but wants assurances of regular game time.
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Having been a bit-part player for City over the years, one would imagine that Jesus would want to be a guaranteed starter at his next club. He will get plenty of minutes at Spurs but will primarily have to feature on the right flank. I suspect the Brazilian would prefer a move to Arsenal since he would be guaranteed to be the main man up front for the Gunners.
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