There will be new developments on Arsenal’s move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus very soon, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist claims that the Gunners’ failure to qualify for the Champions League won’t hinder their attempts to sign the Brazilian international:
Arsenal want Gabriel Jesus as priority and nothing has changed, even after missing on Champions League spot race. More to follow in the coming days. ⤵️🇧🇷 #AFC https://t.co/QxqkRqpkZA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 22, 2022
It is believed that the biggest stumbling block to a move going ahead will be the transfer fee. Reports last week suggested that City may hold out for around £55m, despite the fact that Jesus has just a year remaining on his contract.
With Arsenal reportedly lining up a £35m opening offer for the 25-year-old, there appears to be a sizeable gap between the two sides in terms of the valuation.
Jesus is also being pursued by Tottenham so the Gunners can’t afford to be locked in negotiations for too long. While they may have an advantage over their North London rivals, after putting in the groundwork by registering their interest in the player all the way back in November, Mikel Arteta’s side won’t want their bid to be hijacked.