Arsenal Close to Signing Premier League Midfielder Days After Landing Gabriel Jesus from Man City

Arsenal Close to Signing Premier League Midfielder Days After Landing Gabriel Jesus from Man City

Fred Kennedy
July 6, 2022 at 5:59 PM
  • Arsenal are reportedly confident of sealing the signing of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans
  • The Gunners are said to have stepped up their efforts to sign the Belgium international after sealing the transfer of Gabriel Jesus
  • They are likely to face stiff competition from Man United in their pursuit of Tielemans, with the Red Devils also keen on a move

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a £30 million transfer swoop for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The development comes just days after the Gunners landed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City, Bet365 Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
Youri Tielemans celebrates his goal during a Pre-Season Friendly match between Stoke City and Leicester City at the Bet365 Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to Metro UK, the north Londoners have spent the better part of the transfer window focused on securing the services of the Brazilian, with the efforts paying off last week when the forward joined the Gunners in a £45m deal.

The publication claims that Mikel Arteta has now switched his focus to strengthening other areas of his squad.

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The Spaniard reportedly feels that central midfield is now a key priority despite the arrival of Fabio Vieira from FC Porto.

Arsenal confident of landing Youri Tielemans

The Sun reports Arsenal have now stepped up their interest in Youri Tielemans and are confident of bringing him to the Emirates Stadium in the coming days.

However, they will have to contend with competition from rivals Man United who are also keeping tabs on the Belgian star.

United's interest in Tielemans comes amid the club's struggles to secure the signature of Barcelona anchorman Frenkie de Jong.

Meanwhile, the Leicester City ace has just a year left on his current contract with the Foxes and is unlikely to pen an extension.

Arsenal finally sign Gabriel Jesus from Man City

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal have completed the signing of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

According to transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian striker penned a five-year deal with the Gunners.

Arsenal have been in the market for a new prolific striker after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January and Alexander Lacazette at the end of last season.

Jesus is expected to bolster Areta's attack line as the Spaniard seeks to challenge for titles next season.

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