Juventus are interested in signing Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus this summer, but Arsenal are currently the favourites for the Brazilian’s signature.
The Bianconeri will lose Paulo Dybala this summer while the future of Alvaro Morata is up in the air. The club are supposedly trying to negotiate with Atletico Madrid over his permanent purchase. Even if Morata remains in Turin, Juventus appear to be in the market for another forward this summer after adding Dusan Vlahovic to their ranks in January.
Moise Kean is poised to join the club on a permanent basis at the end of the season despite his recent struggles, and there’s no doubting that qualitative improvements are required in the attacking third if Juve are to progress next season.
Juventus are interested in signing Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus – but Arsenal are leading the race
Jesus has functioned as both a central forward and right-winger during his time with City, primarily playing off the right this season. Despite only being a sporadic starter for the Cityzens since he joined the club from Palmeiras in 2017, Jesus has scored 58 times in 157 Premier League appearances, adding 32 assists.
This season, the 25-year-old Brazilian has contributed to 17 Premier League goals as Pep Guardiola’s side searches for back-to-back league titles and their fourth under the Spanish boss.
According to the reliable Mirko Di Natale, Juventus remain interested in signing Jesus this summer despite the rumours cooling in recent weeks. The Brazilian is expected to leave the Etihad at the end of the season and Arsenal are currently leading the race for the forward.
Mikel Arteta, who worked with Jesus during his time in Manchester as Guardiola’s assistant, is keen for the Brazilian to join his project in north London. The player’s agent, Marcelo Pettinati, told Fabrizio Romano that he has already had talks with Arsenal over a move.
“It’s a possibility we’re discussing,” Pettinati said before adding that “six more clubs” are interested in signing Jesus this summer. One of them is surely Juventus.
Could we see another twist to the faux social media rivalry between Arsenal and Juventus supporters?