ARSENAL have reportedly tabled a £46million offer PLUS Lucas Torreira to bring Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to the Emirates.
The 21-year-old, who has banged in 18 goals in 22 games this campaign, is reportedly the Gunners’ top target.
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has reportedly been the subject of an offer from ArsenalCredit: Getty
The Gunners are claimed to have offered Fiorentina Lucas Torreira, who is already on loan at the clubCredit: Rex
And with the Serbia international refusing to sign a new deal in Florence, the Italian outfit are desperate to cash in on him in January.
Mikel Arteta is known to be desperate to bring in a new centre-forward having axed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as skipper due to disciplinary issues.
Meanwhile Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nkeitah are facing uncertain futures as they approach the end of their time in North London.
Even fourth-choice striker Folarin Balogun looks poised to depart this month as Middlesbrough and Saint-Etienne fight to sign him on loan.
It has been claimed that Real Sociedad ace Alexandrer Isak was being looked at by Arteta after Barcelona pulled out of the race to secure his services.
But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal have a launched a player-plus-cash offer for Vlahovic in a deal worth £58.5m.
As well as bidding £46m for the ex-Partizan ace, Arsenal have offered Fiorentina Torreira, who is valued at £12.5m.
Uruguay international Torreira is already on loan at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, with the Viola keen to turn his stay into a permanent move.
The Italian news outlet states that Fiorentina are considering Arsenal’s proposal.
Vlahovic recently signalled his intention to remain at the club until the summer as he looks to help Vincenzo Italiano’s side qualify for Europe next term.
Though he insisted that things can change quickly, as he told Politika: “I have stated this several times so far. A beautiful football story is being made here in Florence.
“We have a good team, great football players, great support from the fans. It all deserves respect.
“Only God knows what will happen in the next period. My wish is to bring Fiorentina to Europe, because we have not been in Europe for a long time.
“I don’t know what can happen overnight. We’ll see.”
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