In need of a new striker next season, Arsenal have been linked with several players who can operate in the position. One of them is Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

On Tuesday, journalist Rodrigo Oliveira stated the 25-year-old is likely to join the Gunners this summer despite interest from elsewhere.

Apart from the Gunners, Real Madrid and Chelsea have also been credited with interest in the Brazil international. Los Blancos wanting the City player is backed up Goal Brasil.

The ex-Palmeiras man has a year left on his deal and has informed Pep Guardiola about his desire to make a move away from the Etihad. He has seen the list of clubs interested in him grow in recent days.

Jesus’ entourage were in London last week to discuss his exit from City, and the latter are asking for €60m to sanction his sale.

Arsenal’s interest is highlighted by Goal Brasil, and they state the Gunners made a €50m bid to sign Jesus. However, the big offer tabled by Mikel Arteta’s side has not convinced City, as it’s €10m short of their demands.

The player, at the moment, isn’t keen to make a switch to the Emirates since they will not play in the Champions League next season. Due to this, Real Madrid appear to be an alternative for the South American.

Carlo Ancelotti made contact with Jesus and expressed interest in signing him. The Italian sees him as an alternative to Kylian Mbappé to strengthen his side’s attack, and the possibility to join Real Madrid pleases the City man.

Reports in Spain have indicated that Real Madrid are unwilling to pay the fee requested by City.

In addition to this, Jesus will take a non-EU slot in the squad, which are currently assigned to Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo and Éder Militão. These two factors would appear to give Arsenal the advantage.