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Gabriel Jesus wanted by Arsenal and likes the project, forward’s agent says | Transfer window

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Arsenal have held talks over a summer move for Gabriel Jesus and the Manchester City striker is seriously considering the move, his agent has claimed.

Jesus has a year left on his contract at City but last month refused to commit his future to the club and the imminent arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund has increased the likelihood of the Brazilian leaving. On Wednesday, Marcelo Pettinati spoke about the future of his client.

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“We have had discussions with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus,” the agent said. “We like the project – it’s a possibility we are discussing. There are six other clubs interested in Gabriel. He focuses on the last games with Man City; We’ll see.”

Jesus has been with City since 2017 and a move to Arsenal could suit both sides. Forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract at the Emirates this summer and there’s a good chance both will leave, although the club are particularly keen to extend Nketiah’s contract.

Jesus has started 19 of City’s Premier League games this season, scoring eight times, and started both legs of their Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid, having been used sparingly in the competition previously.

The 25-year-old scored four times against Watford last month and was then asked if he would like to start more regularly. “It’s not just me, it’s [all] the players,” he said.

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