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.

SunSport can also reveal that Arsenal are in advanced talks with Leeds winger Raphinha.

At the back, it is claimed that the Gunners will make an improved offer for Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez after having a first approach knocked back by Ajax.

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

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal given Lukaku advice

    Arsenal have been urged to sign Romelu Lukaku instead of Gabriel Jesus.

    That's the view of Darren Bent who reckons Lukaku is more prolific than Jesus.

    He told talkSPORT: "Lukaku, I would.

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

  • Justin Lawrence

    Race for Marinez heats up

    Arsenal are reportedly looking to steal a march on Manchester United in the race to snare Lisandro Martinez away from Ajax.

    The 24-year-old is a target for the two Premier League sides as the race hots up to secure the services of the Argentina international.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have already had a £25million approach for the centre-back turned down by the Eredivisie champions.

    Meanwhile the Red Devils have identified the 2021 Copa America winner as an alternative for his Ajax team-mate Jurrien Timber.

    It had been claimed that the Dutchman was set to be reunited with former boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford, only for him to snub a switch following talks with Holland gaffer Louis van Gaal.

    And if United aren’t fast enough, they could miss out on Martinez‘s signature with the Gunners opening new negotiations with his representative.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tottenham want Arsenal target

    Tottenham have reportedly waded into the race for Barcelona ace Clement Lenglet.

    Spurs want to bring Lenglet in on loan next season, according to ESPN.

    And they're willing to pay his wages in full in order to get the move over the line, the report adds.

    However, Spurs' rivals Arsenal have also been linked with Lenglet.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Latest on Jesus transfer

    Arsenal transfer supremo Edu is working tirelessly this weekend to complete the signing of Gabriel Jesus, according to reports.

    The Gunners agreed a £45m transfer with Man City for the Brazilian on Friday.

    And they now need to work out personal terms with the striker before the transfer's completed.

    The Gunners have presented Jesus with a five year contract offer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Raphinha over Richarlison

    Ray Parlour reckons Raphinha will be a better signing for top Prem clubs over Richarlison.

    Both Brazilian stars are being tracked by the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.

    But Parlour reckons Raphinha will be better value for money.

    He said on talkSPORT: “I think Richarlison is a top player, don’t get me wrong, but he’s a little bit inconsistent at times.

    “Raphinha has shown he’s a top player and I’m sure lots of clubs will be in for him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Marseille 'make Saliba offer'

    Arsenal defender William Saliba is being lined up by Marseille where he spent last season on loan, reports claim.

    The Ligue 1 side have been impressed with the 21-year-old, and would like to retain his services permanently.

    And they're prepared to pay Arsenal £25m in order to do so, according to Get Frenc Football News.

    Marseille view Saliba as a sound investment for the future with his potential to grow, which is why they're willing to spend the hefty amount on him, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'step up Raphinha pursuit'

    Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Leeds United winger Raphinha after their agreeing a fee to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, JACK ROSSER WRITES.

    The Gunners have settled on a £45million fee to bring Brazilian Jesus, 25, to The Emirates with personal terms and a medical still to be agreed.

    And now Mikel Arteta is after the striker's compatriot as they battle to beat London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea, as well as Barcelona, to the signing of Raphinha.

    The winger, 25, has two years left on his deal at Elland Road but has told Leeds that he will not be agreeing new terms.

    Arsenal have seen one approach rejected already this summer but are ready to return with an improved offer with talks over a deal said to be at an advanced stage.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tottenham’s stance on Raphinha revealed

    Tottenham have reportedly cooled interest in Leeds star Raphinha as they don’t want to pay an excessive fee for the Brazilian.

    And the same is true for Tottenham’s rivals Arsenal who are in pole position to land Raphinha.

    That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who said: “Tottenham – they are really interested in Raphinha. They are discussing with Leeds of a potential verbal proposal.

    “I understand that Antonio Conte is a big fan of the player. But, at the same point, they know that it is a really complicated deal with many clubs in it.

    “Tottenham and Arsenal both clubs don’t want to pay crazy money, they want to pay the right money and they don’t want to enter a bidding war. This is why all the talks are verbal on Tottenham’s side.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ramsey to AC Milan fails

    Andrea Pirlo has failed in a bid to be reunited with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

    The ex-Arsenal star was wanted by Pirlo, who has recently taken charge of Fatih Karagumruk in Turkey.

    But club president Suleyman Hurman says Ramsey, 31, is no longer an option for them.

    Hurman said: “We practically reached the stage of an agreement with Ramsey but then we gave up.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Beckham reveals moment of redemption

    David Beckham reckons his goal against Greece for England vindicated him in the eyes of fans across the country after his red card in World Cup 1998.

    Beckham even claims Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea supporters were among the list of forgiving fans.

    He said when asked about his favourite goal: “I think it has to be the goal against Greece.

    I think that was, possibly, the moment for me where most of the nation forgave me for what I did four years before.

    “I think that was probably the moment England fans – whether it West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – went, ‘okay, enough is enough’.

    “It was a special moment, to play in a game that was so important for our country – at Old Trafford – it has to be the best [goal].”

  • 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.

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