Arsenal have seen their first bid for Gabriel Jesus turned down by Manchester City, according to reports.
The north London club have reportedly seen their £30m (N15b) offer turned down by the champions, but remain confident that a deal can be found between the two clubs.
Goal reported that Arsenal are now looking to step up their attempts to sign the Brazilian forward after months of negotiations. It has been widely reported elsewhere that Jesus remains Arsenal’s priority this summer.
Despite seeing their bid rejected, Arsenal will not be put off and will reportedly look to find a compromise for the forward.
Currently, Manchester City value the player at £50m (N25.5b), a figure that Arsenal, as exemplified by their initial bid of £30m, believe is too high owing to him being out of contract next summer.