Arsenal have had positive initial talks with Fiorentina about a deal for the coveted striker Dusan Vlahovic, although the player and his representatives are in no hurry to accept an offer.
The 21-year-old has been in sublime form this calendar year, and has scored 25 goals in just 35 Serie A matches for Viola and inevitably attracted great interest from across the continent.
Arsenal is one of the sites that has been regularly linked with Vlahovic in recent months. The Gunners are said to want to bring in the Serbian national team player as early as January and are willing to face Viola’s valuation of € 80 million (£ 68.5 million).
Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio goes so far as to suggest that the two clubs have reached an “initial agreement” after representatives from Fiorentina traveled to London this week, although he claims that the striker and his agent are in no hurry and waiting to see what other proposals come.
It was revealed in October that Vhlahovic had rejected an offer to extend his contract with Viola and become the highest paid player in the club’s history, which led to them beating a price tag of 80 million euros on his head.
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The forward’s current deal expires in 2023, so Fiorentina are keen to find a solution as soon as possible to maximize their profits and plan for the future.
Arsenal will have no shortage of competition for Vlahovic’s signature as he considers his options. 90min revealed in August that Tottenham had held talks with their representatives, while Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund have all been mentioned in mailings.
The Gunners are looking for a new striker as Alexandre Lacazette’s contract expires next summer and his future at the Emirates Stadium is uncertain, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now 32.
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