Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in signing Gabriel Jesus and have allegedly made a bid despite being short of the asking amount.
The club has conducted negotiations with Gabriel Jesus about a summer transfer, and the Manchester City attacker is seriously considering it, according to his agent.
Jesus has one year left on his City deal, but he refused to pledge his future to the club last month, and the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund has increased the chances of his leaving.
According to rumours, Arsenal have made an opening offer in a bid to bring Gabriel Jesus to north London.
Following the arrival of Erling Haaland, the Manchester City forward has been linked with a move away from the Etihad, which will limit his playing time.
Several clubs are interested in signing Jesus, but the Gunners have launched a £42 million (€50 million) approach, according to Goal.
Arsenal are looking to add some firepower, and Jesus has already proven himself in the Premier League.
He recently scored four goals in a victory over Watford, bringing his season total to 13.
Mikel Arteta expressed his interest in the player, and Emirates chief Edu acted on it.
City are seeking a fee of around £51 million (€60 million), but Arsenal have begun the offer in order to win the fight for his signature.
According to Jesus’ agent, Marcelo Pettinati, the English side is one of seven clubs interested in signing the Brazilian.
“We have negotiations with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus.” He remarked, “We like the concept, we are discussing about it.”
“Six other teams are interested in Gabriel, but he is focused on his last games with Man City, so we’ll see.
As City seeks its fourth Premier League title in five years, Jesus and his teammates want to stay focused on the game.”
According to rumors, the athlete has multiple offers on the table, which means he will have to make a decision about his future plans.
Arteta has mentioned that he wants to sign a striker, with potency being the most crucial factor.
“Putting the ball in the net, that’s his first priority,” he told Sky Sports.
“For the possibility of scoring, any successful team needs a sufficient number of goal scorers.
You have nothing without it. You can play terrific football, but your side must have enough goal threats.
He must also be able to go hand in hand with our other players, both on and off the court. We require the appropriate profile.”
After falling out of favor under Arteta, Arsenal allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to depart the club in January.
Current talents Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette’s contracts will expire at the conclusion of the season, and they will be looking for new pastures.
The Gunners are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League, which would make them a more appealing offer.
However, they must move quickly in the market since they risk having no strikers on their books for next season.