Transfer Talk: Spurs ready to hijack Arsenal's Jesus move
Tottenham are ready to swoop in and derail Arsenal’s bid to sign Gabriel Jesus.
The Manchester City forward looks set to leave the Etihad in search of a regular starting spot elsewhere this summer.
And the Gunners have long been named as his most likely destination with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to leave the club when their contracts end.
But that could all change with the Telegraph reporting that Spurs are one of six other clubs keen on the 25-year-old Brazilian.
Antonio Conte guided Tottenham to Champions League qualification at the expense of Arsenal and that could prove key in negotiations.
Jesus is capable of playing as a wide forward, as he did regularly for Pep Guardiola, or through the middle.
He would be both a top-class back-up to Harry Kane and a player capable of challenging Heung-Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski for their spots.
Jesus might not be the only one of City’s forwards leaving despite their Premier League win.
Real Madrid’s failure to capture Kylian Mbappe means they are turning their attention to Raheem Sterling.
But it will not be just departures for City with Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips reportedly one of their top targets.
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Kylian Mbappe has revealed to the Telegraph that he spoke to Liverpool as well as Real Madrid when contemplating his Paris Saint-Germain future.