Arsenal transfer news: The Gunners appear to have pulled all the stops this summer in a bid to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and defend Chelsea and Tottenham.
Arsenal remain confident in their mission to sign Gabriel Jesus this summer, with Mikel Arteta in the market for a new signing following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners have been closely linked with a move for the 25 -year -old and details of Manchester City’s planned contract at the Emirates Stadium.
With competition from Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona for Brazil’s international signature, the north London side are eager to increase Jesus ’salary in an effort to stop their rivals, according to the report. French writer Nabil Djellit via The Mirror. And, Arsenal have reportedly offered the 25 -year -old € 16million a year – about £ 264,000 a week.
It is believed that if Arteta qualifies for Champions League next season, the Brazilian contract will rise to € 17m a year – around £ 280,000 a week. Jesus, who is at the top of Arsenal’s summer shopping list this summer, is currently at £ 90,000 a week at the Etihad, according to Spotrac, which means he has Edu is determined to almost triple the man’s salary up front.
football.london understand that executive director Edu has had discussions with representatives of Jesus in recent months. However, due to a lack of Champions League qualification, the forward has refused to sign a deal at the Emirates Stadium, opening the door for Chelsea and Tottenham, who are also said to be happy.
While Arsenal may not qualify for the Premier League, the Gunners manager’s need to recover – the equivalent of £ 150 million last summer – could be displayed as a sale price. When asked if he expects another busy change in terms of player recruitment, he said: “I hope so, of course. It’s bigger than both, so I’m not think [that you qualify] makes a lot of difference or changes a lot.
“If you can afford it financially and don’t have to make the change to the team we have to make it, if you ask me what I want, there are 22 players in “Outside with three goals, you have to come a long way. In the directions you see on the field, there’s a lot to organize, and it takes time.”
According to the Telegraph, Pep Guardiola’s side are said to be valued at £ 50 million and Arsenal are ‘trusted’ to complete a deal. Unsurprisingly, Edu reported the £ 35million bid was rejected and all that is in play.