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Chelsea Interested in Man City Striker Who Is Also Wanted by Arsenal
- Chelsea have reportedly shortlisted Man City attacker Gabriel Jesus for a striking role at Stamford Bridge
- Thomas Tuchel is looking to sign a prolific striker ahead of Romelu Lukaku's expected departure after an underwhelming campaign at Stamford Bridge
- Jesus, who is also wanted by Arsenal is understood to be available this summer for £45million
Chelsea are reportedly keen to rival Arsenal for the services of Manchester City attacker, Gabriel Jesus.
The Blues are set for a busy summer transfer window following a frustrating season that was characterised by off-field challenges.
While Thomas Tuchel will be looking to reinforce his squad in nearly every department, Metro UK reports the Blues boss has made signing of a new striker his number one priority this summer.
According to the publication, the decision has been influenced by Romelu Lukaku's torrid run of form on his return to Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian has failed to live up to his billing in his second stint with Chelsea nearly 12 months after he rejoined them from Inter Milan.
The west Londoners had previously registered interest in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski but the Polish ace is said to be intent on joining Barcelona should he quit the Bundesliga club.
Gabriel Jesus wanted by Arsenal
However, the Thomas Tuchel-tutored side are likely to face hurdles in their pursuit for Jesus, with rivals Arsenal also looking to sign him.
Reports suggest the Brazilian is expected to leave Man City this summer, with a price tag of £45m pinned on the striker.
The forward has just 12 months remaining on his contract with the Citizens but is willing to quit the club sooner in the search for regular football.
The Gunners were said to be in the driving seat in the race to land Jesus, but Chelsea's growing interest could complicate the north Londoners' position in the transfer.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea could reportedly make a summer move for Juventus star, Matthijs de Ligt, to replace Antonio Rudiger.
Rudiger departed Stamford Bridge this summer on a free transfer, sealing a sensational switch to Real Madrid.
The Blues will face competition from Man United in their attempt to sign the Dutchman who has been linked with a reunion with Erik ten Hag.