Arsenal may have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus as the forward has been offered to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
According to Cadena Ser journalist, Anton Meana, Jesus has been offered to both Real and Atletico, with the player demanding £4.3m after tax per year.
Jesus had been linked with a move away from Man City this summer after Erling Haaland signed for the Citizens last month.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Jesus, but the Gunners may be left sweating over the chase for the Brazilian international after both LaLiga sides are said to have emerged as potential competition for his signature.
The news comes as a blow to Arsenal, who were said to have placed Jesus firmly at the top of their summer wish list, having waved goodbye to both strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette this year.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is believed to have held an excellent working relationship with Jesus, 25, during his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad and both parties were reportedly keen on a deal.