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Arsenal lining-up Jesus

Arsenal are lining-up a summer move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.

That is according to reports from Brazil, which suggest that the Brazilian may be in advanced talks about a move to North London.

The 25-year old has one year left on his current contract at the Etihad, but with City abut to conform the signing of Erling Haaland, he may find himself surplus to requirements under Pep Guardiola next season.

Since joining City from Palmeiras in 2017, Jesus has scored 93 goals and provided 45 assists in 230 appearances for City, although this season he has primarily been deployed in a right-sided role.

Barcelona and Juventus have also made enquiries about his potential availability, and AC Milan have also been linked with him.

Jesus wants to play for Brazil at the World Cup later this year, and with game time limited under Guardiola – and likely to be more so once Haaland arrives – he wants to go somewhere he will be guaranteed first-team football.

He provided a timely reminder of his abilities by netting four against Watford on Saturday.

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