Chelsea are weighing up whether or not to make a bid for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus this summer, according to reports.
The 25-year-old is expected to leave Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer transfer window following the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
He has attracted heavy interest from across Europe, including teams from the Premier League. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have all been linked with the Brazil international.
Fabrizio Romano recently reported that Jesus is expected to snub a move abroad amid Real Madrid interest and is expected to make the switch to another Premier League side.
Chelsea are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements with Romelu Lukaku heavily linked with a return to Inter Milan after just one season following his £97.5m club-record switch back to Stamford Bridge.
Jesus’ teammate Raheem Sterling is among the options, while RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele have been shortlisted also.
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The Man City star offered an update on his future while on international duty, saying: “I’m looking to see what’s best for me and above all, for my career. From Tuesday, we’ll see what is the best.”
Arsenal have been believed to be the frontrunners for his signature but after missing out on Champions League qualification for the 2022/23 campaign, if Chelsea’s interest is serious they could pose as a more attractive move for Jesus.
Jesus is valued at £43m by City and a final decision would be down to Tuchel after Todd Boehly held a meeting with the Blues head coach as they brace themselves for Friday’s opening of the summer transfer window.
Boehly, part of the consortium who have just completed the £4.25bn takeover of the club, offered his commitment to trying to bring the best players to Stamford Bridge.
“We’re all in – 100 percent – every minute of every match,” insisted the American billionaire. “Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.
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