Report: Juventus dream of signing Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal may not yet have a clear run to the signature of Gabriel Jesus, with Tuttosport reporting that Juventus dream of signing the Manchester City striker this summer.
Jesus appears most likely to move to Arsenal in this window. Reports over the weekend suggested that the Gunners hoped that a £40 million bid would be enough to sign the Brazilian.
Meanwhile, it was then suggested that Arsenal are ready to offer Jesus a contract worth £190,000-a-week. He currently earns £110,000-a-week at the Etihad Stadium.
But the Gunners continue to face competition. It was previously suggested that Jesus is aware that Tottenham want him. And Juve are also admirers.
In fact, Tuttosport now reports that the Old Lady dream of signing Jesus. He is seen as the ideal deputy to Dusan Vlahovic in Turin.
Juventus dream of signing Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal may not need to worry about Juventus’ interest. Tuttosport labels Manchester City’s asking price a problem for Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
And Jesus is surely unlikely to jump at the chance to be a backup for the Serie A side. The reason he looks set to leave City is the fact that he will not be the main man at the Etihad Stadium.
Obviously, he may want to try his luck in Italy. And Juventus can offer the ‘exceptional‘ forward the chance to play in the Champions League next season.
But Arsenal are ready to make him the focal point of their attack. And they are certainly planning to offer him a lucrative contract.
So it is hard to see Jesus choosing to join Juventus over Arsenal if he has a choice of the two clubs – if the plan is indeed to use Jesus as something of an understudy for Vlahovic.
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