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Arsenal transfer news: Osimhen & Gabriel Jesus under the Gunners radar

Tue 24 May 2022 | 14:24

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are slated to depart Arsenal this summer, thus the Gunners are seeking to bring in two strikers.

Arsenal

have conducted negotiations with Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen as they continue their pursuit of Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners are hoping to shake off the sadness of missing out on the

Champions League

by overhauling their roster this summer, bringing in the sort of player Mike Arteta believes would take his team to the next level.

With both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of agreement this summer, upgrading their offensive options is a priority.

Arsenal are interested in signing the Napoli attacker this summer. 

According to

GOAL

, Osimhen's representative came into London last week for talks with Arsenal's sporting director Edu about a possible deal.

Arsenal is aware, however, that convincing Napoli to part with their top scorer will be tough.

Aurelio De Laurentiis, the chairman of Napoli, is known for being a strong negotiator and would demand significantly more than the £68 million ($85 million) transfer price he paid Lille to recruit the 23-year-old in 2020.

The fact that Napoli has qualified for the Champions League next season would make luring Osimhen away from the

Serie A

club even more challenging. 

Arsenal has been in touch with Jesus' agent for weeks in the hopes of signing the Brazilian this summer.

Advocates for the 25-year-old are now in England, holding negotiations with Manchester City in the hopes of resolving his future as soon as possible.

Jesus has one year remaining on his contract with the

Premier League

winners and is well aware that, with Erling Haaland's arrival, he will slide lower down the pecking order at Etihad Stadium next season.

Even though Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, the City forward would be open to a move. 

Despite an injury-plagued season at Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to have admirers at Arsenal.

The Gunners are also interested in Tammy Abraham, but they know it would take a huge offer to persuade Roma to sell a player they only signed last season.

Arsenal is reportedly keeping an eye on Everton striker Richarlison's situation and has contacted his representation in recent weeks, according to reports.

Marquinhos, a Brazilian teenager who travelled into London this week for a medical ahead of his £3 million move from Sao Paulo, is one forward who will undoubtedly come this summer. 

 


source: SportMob

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