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Report: Arsenal Have Reached Full Agreement To Sign G. Jesus, United Need €10m More To Sign De Jong

Arsenal and G. Jesus have come to terms on a contract.

Gunners and City have agreed a fee of £45 million for the signing of Brazilian striker, Gabriel Jesus, according to The Athletic.

Mikel Arteta wants to bring a substantial amount of quality to the offensive unit after missing out on UEFA Champions League football with Brazil. However, the Gunners have already managed to extend the contract of Nketiah following the exits of Lacazette and Aubameyang.

Arsenal's latest acquisitions will also include Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, Matt Turner, and a swoop for Fabio Vieira from FC Porto in a hefty deal.

Manchester United need an additional €10 million to make their first signing.

According to Sport (today's issue, page 5), Manchester United are set to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong if they are willing to increase their initial transfer bid by €10 million.

It was reported lately by The Guardian that the Blaugrana rejected the Red Devils' opening approach of €60 million plus add-ons earlier this month.

Sport claims that the Catalan giants are open to negotiating on the set fee, following up on that news. They had requested €75 million upfront, but United is now willing to pay roughly €70 million.

However, it's likely that they'll ask for an additional €5 million in add-ons. Supposedly, if an agreement is made, De Jong will be eligible for Liverpool's preseason game on July 12.

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Manchester United and Barcelona have not yet agreed on personal terms for the 25-year-possible old's transfer, but he is expected to leave if the Catalans do so.

My opinion:

United have been in negotiations with Barcelona regarding the price of De Jong for several weeks. There is still a disparity in transfer assessments between the clubs, and nothing appears to have changed.

The Blaugrana are now willing to cut their set fee, which has given the Red Devils an advantage. However, a €10 million price gap shouldn't be a deal-breaker this summer.

As a wealthy club, Manchester United should be more ambitious in the transfer market than they currently are. The Glazers and their shareholders received dividends of approximately €13 million from the club on Thursday.

De Jong's transfer might easily have been completed with the money. To avoid wasting time in the negotiations, the club must agree on a transfer fee as quickly as possible.

De Jong recently returned from Netherlands duty in the Nations League. In the event that United acquires him, he may only report for pre-season training in the second week of July. He might be able to make a brief appearance in Thailand against Liverpool.

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