ARSENAL have reportedly verbally agreed a deal in principle with Man City for Gabriel Jesus.

A fee of £45m will reportedly be paid to bring the Brazilian to North London.

It is added that a move to Arsenal is far more likely for the Brazilian than a switch to Spurs as it is much clearer where he would fit in the team.

The Gunners are also stepping up their pursuit of Raphinha, with an improved offer to Leeds reportedly set to be made.

Fabrizio Romano has stated that Mikel Arteta is "in love with" Raphinha and the Gunners are extremely keen to do a deal for the Whites winger.

Arsenal are also still interested in signing Youri Tielemans, but there has been little progress in negotiations as the club focus on securing the signings of the two Brazilians first.

Should the Gunners acquire all their summer targets, here is how their team could look next season.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Jesus set for starring role

    Gabriel Jesus will be Arsenal's main striker next season, according to Steve McManaman.

    The Liverpool legend told Horseracing.net: "He has the potential to go to Arsenal and be their star man.

    "There are Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking players at Arsenal already. Mikel Arteta has worked with him before and he’ll be the main man.

    “Alexandre Lacazette has moved on and I know they’ve just re-signed Eddie Nketiah to a new deal, but Jesus will probably come in and know that he’s playing every week and that centre-forward spot is his own."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Raphinha price bumped up

    Arsenal will have to cough up some extra millions for Leeds star Raphinha following his former team-mate Kalvin Phillips' move to Man City.

    The Whites initially wanted around £55m for the Brazilian, but are now demanding an extra £10m, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    That's because Leeds are under less pressure to sell Raphinha since offloading Phillips, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'agree' Jesus transfer fee

    Arsenal have agreed a transfer fee with Man City for Gabriel Jesus, reports claim.

    The Brazilian striker will set Arsenal back £45m, according to The Athletic.

    He will become the Gunners' fourth summer signing following the acquisition of Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, and Matt Turner.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Mikel Arteta is reportedly set to bolster his attacking options by sealing the transfer of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus in the next seven to 10 days.

    The Gunners are in desperate need of a striker or two and Arteta and Co are moving quickly to get their targets through the door.

    According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are nearing a £50million agreement with City for striker Jesus.

    Jesus' arrival would follow hot on the heels of Fabio Vieira's confirmation.

    The midfielder joined Arsenal from Porto in a £30m deal as Arteta looks to bolster his squad ahead of a push to return to the Champions League.

    As for City, they're set to make a tidy profit on Jesus, who joined the club for £27m in 2017.

  • Jack Figg

    Gift of the Gab

    Mikel Arteta is reportedly set to bolster his attacking options by sealing the transfer of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus in the next seven to 10 days.

    The Gunners are in desperate need of a striker or two and Arteta and Co are moving quickly to get their targets through the door.

    According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are nearing a £50million agreement with City for striker Jesus.

    There is growing confidence that the deal will be completed within 10 days.

    Jesus' arrival would follow hot on the heels of Fabio Vieira's confirmation.

    The midfielder joined Arsenal from Porto in a £30m deal as Arteta looks to bolster his squad ahead of a push to return to the Champions League.

  • Jack Figg

    Lok of the draw

    Albert Sambi Lokonga will reportedly stay at Arsenal this summer despite the arrival of Fabio Vieira.

    There had been rumours Burnley boss Vincent Kompany could make a loan swoop for the 22-year-old midfielder, who he previously coached at Anderlecht.

    But boss Mikel Arteta wants a strong squad next season in order to be competitive on four fronts.

    And football.london report Lokonga is set to stay at the Emirates rather than head out on loan.

    The Gunners recently confirmed the £34million capture of Vieira and there is continued interest in Youri Tielemans, both of who play in Lokonga's position.

  • Jack Figg

    Jack it in

    Gareth Bale wouldn't "get a game" at Arsenal, claims former Gunner Jack Wilshere.

    Bale, 32, has been linked with a number of clubs, including hometown team Cardiff City.

    Appearing on talkSPORT, Wilshere was asked if he'd take Bale at his beloved Arsenal.

    But he was having none of it.

    Wilshere, 30, said: "No. I look at the players who would be playing in that position and they're young players who have arguably been Arsenal's best players over the last few years.

    "So one, I don't think he gets a game. And if he does, I think he'd be holding one of those players back."

  • Jack Figg

    Rab race

    Adrien Rabiot wants to leave Juventus to join a Premier League club this summer.

    And Chelsea are the outright favourites to clinch his signature ahead of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City, according to Betfair.

    The France international joined Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in July 2019.

    He's since made 129 appearances, scoring six goals and providing six assists in all competitions.

    The 27-year-old's contract expires in June 2023, but reports suggest he doesn't intend to see out his deal in Turin.

    The Telegraph claim Rabiot wants to leave the Serie A heavyweights to join an English club playing Champions League football.

  • Jack Figg

    Ron away

    Bayern Munich are not interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, according to reports.

    Recent reports have suggested Ronaldo is unhappy with the lack of movement in the transfer market from Man United, leading to speculation he could quit the club this summer.

    Such speculation included links with Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, which would represent a new challenge for the Portuguese superstar.

    However, BILD's Christian Falk has reported such interest is untrue, with Bayern holding no tangible interest in the 37-year-old.

  • Jack Figg

    Lukaku picked over Jesus

    Romelu Lukaku will be a better signing for Arsenal than Gabriel Jesus.

    That’s according to Darren Bent who pointed to Lukaku’s 100plus goals as proof of his attacking prowess ahead of Jesus.

    Bent explained to talkSPORT when asked to pick out of Jesus and Lukaku: “Lukaku, I would.

    “I’ve seen him score goals regularly. He’s in the 100 club!”

  • Jack Figg

    Marseille eye Nuno deal

    Marseille have reportedly made an offer to borrow Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares with the option to buy permanently.

    The 22-year-old is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates just one year after joining from Benfica for £8million.

  • Jack Figg

    Raph-in for him

    Man Utd and Liverpool have reportedly joined the trace for Raphinha.

    And that has sparked a major Premier League battle for the Brazilian's signature.

    London trio Chelsea, Tottenham and particularly Arsenal are interested in landing him this summer.

    The Gunners saw their first bid rejected but are set to go back to Leeds with an improved offer.

    However, as reported by Sport in Spain, they now face competition from the powerhouses in the North-West.

    But it is understood Raphinha has so far kept the door closed on a transfer within the Premier League.

  • Jack Figg

    Jesus and Raphinha ‘more important’ than Youri

    Arsenal have reportedly prioritised the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha over Youri Tielemans.

    The Gunners are still keen on Leicester city midfielder Tielemans, but want to recruit Man City ace Jesus and Leeds star Raphinha first,

    That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    He told Caught Offside: “Arsenal have long had contacts with the player’s camp and with Leicester but have not made official offers so far.

    “Talks are still on, but they are not at the key stages yet because the club is focused on Gabriel Jesus as a priority and is trying to compete for Raphinha, two deals on which you need to be quick.”

  • Jack Figg

    Arsenal given Jesus transfer ultimatum

    Arsenal MUST sign Gabriel Jesus if they want to get back into the top four as Eddie Nketiah isn’t up to the job.

    That’s the view of Paul Merson, who said: “Arsenal must get Gabriel Jesus if they are serious about getting back into the top four. They have got to get him. It’s that simple.

    “Everything goes out of the window if they don’t. It doesn’t matter what else they do.

    “All they’ve got right now up front is Eddie Nketiah. And no disrespect but Nketiah won’t get you into the top four. Absolutely no chance. That’s a fact.”

  • Jack Figg

    Hec of a move

    Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined Real Betis in the race to prise Hector Bellerin away from Arsenal.

    The right-back, 27, looks set to depart the Emirates this summer with the defender having just one year left on his contract.

    Bellerin is not in Mikel Arteta's plans in North London after he allowed him to join Betis on loan for the 2021-22 season.

    The Spain international impressed for his boyhood club where he helped the Seville outfit win the Copa del Rey as well as finishing fifth in LaLiga.

    He has made no secret of his desire to remain at the Estadio Benito Villamarin after releasing an emotional statement to Betis' fans.

  • Jack Figg

    Get some of tat

    Ben White and his fiancee Millie Adams are enjoying a romantic holiday as they plan the rest of their lives together.

    The couple got engaged at the end of last month and showed off matching "I love you" tattoos shortly after.

    Now they are embarking on a post-engagement getaway somewhere extremely sunny – although the location is not known.

    Arsenal man White and partner Millie have unveiled a second set of matching tattoos while away.

    She shared an Instagram picture of the pair holding hands with a heart on each of their thumbs.

    And Millie also posted a snap of the pair together, as well as one of a glorious view from a yacht.

  • Jack Figg

    Leeds identify for Raphinha replacement

    Leeds are looking to sign PSV winger Cody Gakpo as a potential replacement for Raphinha, according to reports.

    Raphinha, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the past few weeks.

    According to FootMercato, Leeds are considering a swoop for 23-year-old Gakpo from Eredivisie giants PSV.

    PSV are demanding around £26m for their star man, so he will be well within Leeds’ price range if they did sell Raphinha.

    Arsenal have also been linked with a swoop for Gakpo, who could prove to be the perfect alternative if they cannot secure a deal for the Brazilian.

  • Jack Figg

    Arsenal receive Gnabry transfer boost

    Arsenal have received a huge boost in their pursuit of ex-Gunner Serge Gnabry.

    That’s as Bayern Munich transfer chief director Hasan Salihamidzic has refused to rule out selling Gnabry, although he insisted the club want him to stay put.

    Salihamidzic said, reported by Fabrizio Romano: We really want to keep him. I hope that he chooses Bayern.

    “If a player doesn’t want to decide for the club, then we can find a solution that makes everyone happy.”

  • Jack Figg

    Ozil unfollows Fenerbahce on social media

    Mesut Ozil unfollowed Fenerbahce on social media after being told he will never play for the club again.

    Ozil has since closed the door on his Fenerbahce career by unfollowing the club on social media, despite the fact he still has two years remaining on his current contract.

    The Super Lig giants are now looking to sell him this summer as he is one of the club’s highest earners.

  • Jack Figg

    Jovic ‘completes Fiorentina transfer’

    Arsenal transfer target Luka Jovic is close to completing his switch to Fiorentina, reports claim.

    The Serbian striker was swayed to join the Italian side by compatriot Nikola Milenkovic, who plays for the club, La Nazione reported.

    The report claims Milenkovic detailed the strengths of club boss Vincenzo Italiano and the team’s long-term project.

    And Jovic is open to the move as he looks to relaunch his career, it was also added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal defence receives praise

    Arsenal's defence has been praised by Man United legend John O'Shea.

    And Gunners centre-back Ben White was singled out for his progress since last season.

    He told Paddy Power: "“For a number of years, people have always said that Arsenal need to sort out their defence but they seemingly got their back four settled last season.

    "After a shaky start, Ben White looks really solid now."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Spence transfer woes revealed

    Tottenham and Middlesbrough remain a way apart in their negotiations for Djed Spence.

    Boro are looking for around £15million plus add-ons for the England Under-21 right wing-back.

    Spurs are currently looking to pay considerably less than that for the 21-year-old.

    Talks have been ongoing for the last few weeks but there is confidence on the player’s side that an agreement will eventually be reached.

    Yet there is interest from other Premier League clubs and Borussia Dortmund in Germany should a deal not be struck.

    Arsenal have also been linked with Spence.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bellerin linked with Atletico transfer

    Arsenal have reportedly joined Real Betis in the race to prise Hector Bellerin away from Arsenal.

    The right-back, 27, looks set to depart the Emirates this summer with the defender having just one year left on his contract.

    It is believed that Betis could struggle to turn Bellerin's temporary stay into a permanent switch due to financial reasons.

    But Arsenal are refusing to release him to allow him to join Betis on a free transfer as they hold out for a fee.

    Real's struggled has seen Atletico look to pip Manuel Pellegrini's side to his signature, with Goal stating Bellerin is on Diego Simeone's radar.

    Atletico were keen to sign the ex-Watford loanee last year but failed to secure his services, and they appear to have retained their interest.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Brazilian connection discussed by O’Shea

    Man United legend John O’Shea reckons Arsenal’s transfer supremo Edu can help them land fellow Brazilians Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus.

    O’Shea told Paddy Power: “When good players pop up like Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus and the transfers make sense financially. They’re both Brazilian players and they have a Brazilian Director of Football at Arsenal [Edu] that will be an attractive link too.

    “Arteta knows Jesus from working with him at Man City and Raphinha has looked really exciting for the last couple of years as well as breaking into the Brazil national team.

    “So, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more teams than just Arsenal looking at him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mikel Arteta 'loves Raphinha'

    Arsenal are pushing to sign Leeds star Raphinha as manager Mikel Arteta is "really in love" with the player, reports suggest.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims Arteta is very keen on the winger but there is also competition from Chelsea who have made contact with the Whites.

    Romano reports that the transfer saga surrounding the Brazil international, who has a contract until 2024, is one of the "craziest" in recent times and could last a little longer.

    The 25-year-old initially agreed personal terms with Barcelona in February but the club's €40million (£34.3m) bid doesn't meet Leeds' £65m asking price.

    The Gunners have also made an offer but that too has been turned down by the Yorkshire giants.

    The North Londoners' task got even tougher as Chelsea's new owner Todd Boehly made a "direct call" with Elland Road chiefs exploring a possible deal.

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