Tottenham have reportedly submitted a £40million bid for Gabriel Jesus following intense Arsenal interest in the Manchester City striker.
The Gunners have made the Brazil international a firm target in their search to bolster their front line. Boss Mikel Arteta worked with the striker while he was Pep Guardiola’s City assistant and so knows him well.
Jesus has just a year left on his contract and has therefore attracted attention over his future after winning everything but the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal have been hot on his tail, but according to TuttoJuve, Spurs have now made a firm bid.
Indeed, Antonio Conte’s side have offered £40million to City in the hope of snatching a deal.
Arsenal have reportedly already reached personal terms with Jesus. What’s more, further claims said that the Gunners believe they can seal a deal for around £40million.
As a result, Tottenham supposedly submitting a bid of the same amount will get the player and his camp thinking again.
Arteta will hope his rapport with Jesus will prove the key factor to help the pair reunite in north London.
Tottenham, though, pipped their rivals to a top-four Premier League finish and so can offer Champions League football next season unlike Arsenal.
It remains unclear where Jesus will go, but he could well look for a new challenge after starring in a successful era for City.
Gabriel Jesus could do with new challenge
Jesus has played 236 times for City, scoring 95 goals and assisting a further 46. He has enjoyed purple patches in that time, but has had to continually fight for his place.
Raheem Sterling – who is also entering the final year of his deal and could leave this summer – is another competitor.
Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are among the others with reasons why they should play for Guardiola.
Manchester City want £55m for Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City want a whopping £55m for Gabriel Jesus after signing Erling Haaland
However, striker Erling Haaland is set to join City from Borussia Dortmund this summer. He could hit the ground running and leave Jesus’ game time uncertain.
After picking up a number of winners’ medals with City, it is time for him to seek a new challenge.
Staying in the Premier League is the best bet and he could yet help teams hoping to continue their upward journeys in Arsenal or Tottenham.