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Arsenal close in on Jesus and Martinez transfers

According to reports, Arsenal are set to complete the transfer of Gabriel Jesus and Lisandro Martinez in the next few days after completing the transfer of Fabio Vieira from Porto. 

22-year-old Portuguese midfielder Vieira is set to become Arsenal’s third summer signing, with an official announcement imminent, as per Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside this morning.

The youngster has directly contributed to 20 goals in 27 appearances for the Primeira Liga this season as an attacking midfielder.

It looks like Mikel Arteta isn’t done yet, as reports suggest the Gunners boss is ready to make his next two signings in the form of Gabriel Jesus and Lisandro Martinez, according to Pedro Almeida in the tweet below…

Arsenal is set to complete two deals in next days after sign Fábio #Vieira from Porto. ? #AFC

Gabriel #Jesus from Manchester City and Lisandro #Martinez from Ajax are to conclude in next days. ????

— Pedro Almeida (@pedrogva6) June 20, 2022

Ajax had previously turned down Arsenal’s initial proposal of €30m for centre-back Martinez as they try to keep hold of the 24-year-old Argentine.

Arsenal plan to push again with Ajax for Lisandro Martinez. He’s top target for Arsenal, as revealed by @David_Ornstein – Ajax turned down €30m opening bid as they really hope to keep Lisandro. ??? #AFC

…but been told main priority for Edu these days is Gabriel Jesus.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2022

That doesn’t come as a huge surprise, with Ajax having a history of selling their star players, with Matthijs de Ligt, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie de Jong among the big names to leave in recent years.

Will the Dutch giants manage to retain the centre-back who still has three years remaining on his deal, or will Arsenal’s next bid be too good to turn down?

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also look set to battle it out for transfer target Jesus from Manchester City after Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Antonio Conte had made…

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