London is calling for Jesus, Richarlison, Raphinha
London’s Premier League legends are in a three-way battle for a hat-trick of Brazilian stars, Tom Barkley writes,
Samba boys Gabriel Jesus, Richardson and Rafinha are all eyeing the trio of the capital’s biggest clubs.
tottenham boss Antonio Conte has given up his interest in Gabriel JesusGiving Arsenal and Chelsea a clear run forward at Manchester City.
But Conte’s Spurs and Chelsea Richardson, who wants to leave Everton but has a rating of over £50million.
And Spurs are also in a fight with arch-rivals Arsenal for Leeds wideman Rafinha, coveted by Barcelona, but who will order a similar fee.
It makes for a Selecao-themed sideshow in the summer transfer market and one that could see every London club at the end of the window with a shiny, new Brazilian international in their ranks.
Jesus, 25, has one year left on his City contract and is expected to leave after the signing of strikers Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
armory He has a long-term interest in the former Palmeiras forward, with whom Mikel Arteta worked during his time at Pep Guardiola’s City as No.