Tottenham are set to battle with Arsenal for the signing of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, according to reports. Spurs have already pipped the Gunners to fourth spot in the Premier League and are hoping to beat them to one of their top summer transfer targets.
Tottenham secured Champions League qualification on Sunday with a 5-0 win over relegated Norwich, beating north London rivals Arsenal to fourth by two points. And the rivalry between the two clubs is set to continue during the summer transfer window.
The Telegraph claims Spurs are keen on signing Jesus following confirmation of them finishing in the top four. They now have the extra lure of Champions League football to offer the Brazilian.
Arsenal have already held talks with Jesus’ agent regarding a potential move to the Emirates. But Tottenham’s interest could be a major problem in their pursuit of the 25-year-old.
Spurs have long wanted to sign a striker who can fill in for Harry Kane and also play alongside the England captain. Jesus has the ability to play across the frontline and has showcased that under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Arsenal’s interest in Jesus surfaced in April. Since then, he has been a regular starter for City.
However, his overall lack of game time has been a reason for not signing an extension to his contract. Jesus’ current deal expires at the end of next season so City could sell this summer to prevent the risk of losing him for free.
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