Tottenham ‘to battle’ Arsenal for Gabriel Jesus and more Man City transfer rumours
The Brazilian was a key part of the City squad who picked up their fourth Premier League title in five seasons after Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa. Over the course of the season, Jesus has popped up with some big goals – including the winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and another in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at the Etihad.
However, the 25-year-old is looking more and more likely to leave the club this summer, with his agent confirming last month that the player has held talks with several European sides regarding a potential transfer. Jesus’ contract runs out next summer, but City are looking to recuperate the £28 million they spent to sign him in 2016.
Mike McGrath of the Telegraph says Tottenham are now poised to compete with Arsenal for Jesus’ signature. Antonio Conte’s side now have the lure of playing Champions League football next season and are looking to bolster their squad to compete on multiple fronts.
The player’s agent, Marcelo Pettinati is aware of Spurs’ interest but is keeping all potential avenues open for Jesus to decide his next move.
Elsewhere, James McAtee is attracting a lot of interest from a number of Championship clubs who want to take the promising youngster on-loan.
The Salford-born midfielder signed a contract extension earlier this season that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2026, but it looks like he may not be spending the 2022/23 campaign with the first-team squad. According to Alan Nixon, City will let McAtee go out on loan next season, with Swansea and Huddersfield heading the queue.
The latter are in the Play-off final, and promotion to the Premier League could have a massive say on where City decide to send their star youngster.
Finally, Brighton & Hove Albion left-back Marc Cucurella has broken silence on reports linking himself with a move to City this summer.
With quotes relayed by Sussex Live, the 23-year-old said: “I think this is good (links with City) because when people speak about you it’s good because you have done good work and you’ve had a good season. But I am focused on the last game, enjoying the summer, relaxing and now I am very happy here [at Brighton].”