Arsenal FC are willing to pay Gabriel Jesus approximately £200,000 per week to entice him to join the club.
Although the Brazilian striker is currently on international duty, Manchester City officials intend to engage with his representatives in the coming days.
Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City has been extensively linked with a summer move to Arsenal.
Arsenal has never hidden their interest in Jesus, 25, and has already met with his agent, Marcelo Pettinati, for a second round of talks.
Even though the Gunners were eliminated from the Champions League on the final day, the City forward remains keen in a move to the Emirates.
Jesus is also being pursued by clubs in Spain and Italy, but Arsenal is said to be offering greater terms, including a base salary of £190,000 per week plus bonuses.
That would be a significant boost over his current City pay of £110,000, and he had a good working relationship with Mikel Arteta when the Arsenal manager was Pep Guardiola’s assistant.
Since joining City for £28 million from Palmeiras in 2017, Jesus has won nine major titles, but he knows that Erling Haaland’s arrival will likely limit him to even fewer starts next season.
Guardiola is a tremendous supporter of the Brazilian, but he will not stand in his way if he decides on leaving with only a year left on his contract.
City, on the other hand, will expect roughly £50 million before talking business, which is the same amount Newcastle must pay to get Nathan Ake to the St James’s Park summer revolution.
Eddie Howe, the manager of the Toon, has made a second inquiry about Ake after Manchester City turned him down when he initially requested in January.
Despite the fact that Pep Guardiola does not want to lose the centre back, City will not stand in his way if he decides to leave because it will mean regular first-team action.
The Dutch defender worked under Howe for four years at Bournemouth before joining Manchester City for £40 million in 2020.
Despite the fact that Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, and John Stones are ahead of him in the pecking order, City would like a raise on the salary they paid him two years ago.
But keeping up his constant supply of winners’ trophies – two titles and a League Cup so far – will not be an issue for Newcastle, even if keeping up his £80,000-a-week wage will.