Chelsea threaten to hijack Real Madrid’s move for Brazilian attacker

Premier League side Chelsea have joined the race for Manchester City forward and Brazil international Gabriel Jesus, according to Spanish media outlet AS.

European and Spanish champions Real Madrid are also reportedly in the race for Jesus and fear Chelsea could hijack a move for the Brazilian attacker.

Real Madrid have been offered the chance to sign Jesus and were believed to be leading the race but Chelsea have now joined the race and are keen on beating Real Madrid to the signing of Jesus.

Jesus, who scored eight times in 21 starts for Man City in their title-winning season in the last campaign, is set to leave the Premier League champions this summer following the arrival of Erling Haaland.

Chelsea are very much interested in signing Jesus with new owner Todd Boehly eager to make Jesus one of his first signings.

Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also reportedly interested in signing Jesus this summer.

Chelsea have the edge over Real Madrid in the race for Jesus, given Real Madrid have no space in the squad for a non-EU player. Those spots are currently occupied by Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr.