KEY POINTS

  • Jesus has netted 95 goals for City since 2017
  • Even Chelsea have shown interest in signing Jesus
  • Arsenal now looks close to securing the player's services

Gabriel Jesus is reportedly close to a move from Manchester City to Arsenal ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Manchester City and Arsenal have verbally agreed on a transfer fee for Jesus, according to CBS Sports Golazo journalist Ben Jacobs, who has a credible record in the European transfer market. However, International Business Times, could not verify it independently.

Personal terms had already been agreed between Arsenal and Jesus, according to Football Insider. Ever since it was revealed that Jesus will be parting ways with City, a number of clubs have been linked with the Brazilian forward, including Tottenham Hotspur.

Even Chelsea have shown interest as they are looking to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who has moved to Inter Milan on loan.

However, Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Jesus and the majority of the terms are in place to secure the talented player, according to Jacobs.

"Arsenal remain the front-runners. I think that that signing is very likely. Jesus, as I understand it from sources close to the player, is very much sold under the Arteta and Arsenal strategy. And by strategy, I mean they sold that move to him based upon a focal point in the team and that is in stark contrast to Manchester City," Jacobs told The Football Terrace.

The sports journalist has also revealed that 25-year-old Jesus could earn around two times his current wages at Manchester City.

"The terms will probably see him earn around £220,000 a week ($268,000). I believe, verbally anyway, that Arsenal and Manchester City have now agreed upon a fee," added Jacobs on the Football Terrace show.

Four-midable: Gabriel Jesus (right) scored four goals as Manchester City beat Watford 5-1 Four-midable: Gabriel Jesus (right) scored four goals as Manchester City beat Watford 5-1 Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

Jesus’ current weekly wage at the Etihad side is around $11,000, according to Silly Season.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who has a credible record in transfer markets, claimed that talks are progressing between Arsenal and Manchester City.

Jesus, who has been at Manchester City since 2017, has netted 95 goals and provided 46 assists in 236 competitive games.