Gabriel Jesus ‘closing in on Arsenal transfer as Gunners prepare second bid with add-ons to land Man City striker’

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GABRIEL JESUS is closing in on his Arsenal transfer, according to reports.

The Gunners previously saw a bid of around £30million for the Brazilian striker rejected.

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Arsenal are hoping to sign Gabriel Jesus this summer and have launched an improved bid[/caption]

But Goal report they will go back to Manchester City with an improved offer.

Although it may still not match the champions’ valuation of £50m, the second bid will likely include performance-related add-ons which could bump the overall price up and is expected to be accepted.

Jesus, 25, has just one year left on his deal at the Etihad.

And the arrivals of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Julian Alvarez from River Plate mean he looks set to be on his way out – the Norwegian even looks set to steal his No9 shirt.

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The ex-Palmeiras man has won four Premier League titles in six seasons in Manchester.

There were suggestions Tottenham could attempt to hijack the move.

Arsenal’s North London rivals pipped Mikel Arteta’s men to qualify for the Champions League this season.

Now Antonio Conte is trying his luck with a late swoop.

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Arsenal will land Fabio Vieira from Porto for £34m this month.

And they look set to do more business in the coming days.

Defender Lisandro Martinez could also be on his way in from Ajax.

And Youri Tielemans could still be targeted in a move from Leicester.

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