Arsenal ‘arrange Deco talks’ as Raphinha plan reaches next stage after Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal will hold further talks with Raphinha’s representatives after sealing the signing of Gabriel Jesus according to reports.

The Leeds winger is represented by former Chelsea player Deco and the Portugal legend has been offering his client to many of the Premier League’s top clubs. Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £45 million deal for Manchester City striker Jesus and have now switched their attention to securing the signature of his international teammate Raphinha. The Gunners submitted a formal bid for the wideman last week however it was rejected out of hand by Leeds for being too low.


The Yorkshire side are reluctant to part with their key player, who has scored 17 goals in 65 games since he joined the club. Jesse Marsch has placed a £65m transfer fee on the player’s services as a resultHowever, Goal Brazil has reported that this has not put off Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who now looks set to return for the nine-times capped international this week. The club’s representatives will meet Deco and Raphinha’s other agents in order to work out how to move the deal along. The Emirates side are hopeful that the transfer fee can be negotiated down.  .

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