Manchester City are reportedly prepared to sell Gabriel Jesus for £40million this summer.
The Brazilian forward has one year remaining on his contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta previously worked with the 25-year-old when he was an assistant coach at City and is believed to be a big admirer.
The north Londoners will be in the market for a striker this summer with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both seemingly on their way out of the club; with their contracts set to expire in June.
Arsenal have reportedly identified Jesus as their primary target after a fine season in which he’s re-established himself in Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up.
The Brazil international has scored 13 goals and notched a further 12 assists and has played an important role in City’s quest to end their campaign with the Premier League and Champions League double.
City have been heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland who is widely expected to leave Signal Iduna Park this summer.
Haaland reportedly has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave the Bundesliga side for around £62 million.
As per The Mirror, City plan to sell Jesus in order to fund a significant part of the deal to acquire Haaland’s services.
It’s believed that the Brazilian would be interested in a move to Arsenal but Champions League football may be a stumbling block.
Arteta’s side are in poll position to clinch fourth place but are only two points clear of north London rivals Tottenham with four games to go.
The two sides meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 12 and the transfer strategies of both clubs could well depend on who wins the top four battle.