London calls for Jesus, Richarlison, Raphinha
The London Premier League giants are locked in a three-way battle for the Brazilian stars’ hat-trick. writes TOM BARCLAY.
Samba boys Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison and Raphinha are all eyed by a trio of the capital’s biggest clubs.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has ditched his interest in Gabriel Jesus, giving Arsenal and Chelsea a clearer run in the Manchester City striker.
But Contes Spurs and Chelsea are vying for Richarlison, who wants to leave Everton but is valued at more than £50m.
And Spurs are also battling with arch-rivals Arsenal for Leeds wideman Raphinha, who is also coveted by Barcelona but would demand a similar fee.
It’s a Selecao-themed side-show on the summer transfer market and one where any London club could end the window with a shiny new Brazil international in their ranks.
Jesus, 25, has a year left on his City contract and is expected to leave after strikers Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez have signed.
Arsenal have a long-term interest in the former Palmeiras striker, who Mikel Arteta worked with during his time as Pep Guardiola’s No. 2 at City.
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