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Gabriel Jesus hugs Arsenal chief Edu as he arrives for medical before transfer

Arsenal chief Edu ahead of his impending multi-million-pound switch from Manchester City.The Brazilian striker, 25, will leave the Premier League champions this summer in pursuit of regular first-team football. Despite turning out on 41 occasions last term - registering 13 goals and 12 assists - the arrival of free-scoring forward Erling Haaland has seen Jesus shift down the pecking order at the Etihad.With Selecao manager Tite fine-tuning his squad for the World Cup later this year, Jesus is in need of consistent game time to bolster his chances of appearing in Qatar and a mega-money switch to Arsenal is now in its final stages. READ MORE: Six sports stars who turned to politics including Romario as ex-Roma ace becomes mayor The Gunners have agreed a £45million fee with Man City for Jesus, who was all smiles as he arrived in north London to complete a medical on Tuesday morning (June 28).
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Rio Ferdinand reckons Arsenal should raid Man City to land Aubameyang replacement
Rio Ferdinand has suggested Arsenal should raid Manchester City for their Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replacement.The Gunners failed to replace the now Barcelona striker after they allowed him to leave the Emirates in the January transfer window.They were linked with the trio of Dusan Vlahovic, Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin - but none of those moves materialised.Mikel Arteta's need is only going to grow greater in the summer when Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah walk away at the end of their contracts.So the Spanish manager has been told to look to his former club in the transfer window by pundit Ferdinand.Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, the ex-Manchester United defender said: "If I was Arsenal, I would go and buy Gabriel Jesus."Jesus has been linked to the exit door at the Etihad with just over a year left on his contract.The Brazilian has shown a keen eye for goal at City, netting 88 times in 222 games.That is an impressive return for a man who has constantly been in and out of the side under Pep Guardiola.Arsenal fans - who do you want signed? Let us know in the comments section.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.And that's it, job done.
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Juventus new boy Dusan Vlahovic is 'dating the Italian Megan Fox' and Miss Italy winner
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Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic was linked to TikTok influencer Mariasole Pollio
Fiorentina faithful after the Tuscan side put Genoa to the sword on Monday.The Serbian himself found the net once as La Viola hit Genoa for six.However, after the game, he raised his arms towards Fiorentina fans as links with Arsenal and Juventus continue to persist.Vlahovic has been on fire for Fiorentina this season, and his 17 goals in 23 Serie A appearances have fired La Viola to the upper echelons of the table.And in recent months, Vlahovic was reportedly linked to popular Italian influencer and actress Mariasole Pollio.Reports in Italy linked the Serbian star to the influencer last November.Pollio, who is predominately an actress, shot to fame in Italy this year thanks to her large social media presence with 1.5million Instagram followers and 1.5million followers on TikTok.The pair were seen commenting on each other's Instagram posts sharing heart emojis.However, any rumours of a relationship have since been quashed with the Neopolitan actress now seemingly linked to artist Deddy. Do you think Vlahovic will leave Fiorentina this month? Let us know in the comments section Arsenal are in the hunt for a striker with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemingly on his way out and Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract in the summer. Italian outlet OK Calcio Mercato is reporting the Gunners have had an €80million (£67m) bid 'accepted' by Fiorentina excluding bonuses.
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