Arsenal have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, Gianluca Di Marzio claims.
The Serbian had an impressive 2020/21 campaign for La Viola, bagging 21 goals from 37 Serie A outings.
He has been touted for a big-club move this summer, but the Serie A outfit won’t sell him cheaply.
Spurs have been linked with him, but a deal may depend on Harry Kane’s exit from the club.
Hence, Arsenal could be leading the pursuit of the 21-year-old, who has seven international caps.
Vlahovic’s agent is due to meet with La Viola’s representatives to discuss a potential summer exit.
The Florence outfit are expected to demand around €60m for the highly-rated marksman.
Vlahovic has a strong aerial presence at 1.9m, and he is a traditional centre-forward.
The Serbian likes to stay in and around the box, and has impressed with his finishing.
He could be compared with Olivier Giroud, but has gifted pace to launch a counter-attack.
The Gunners may need to recoup funds to afford him, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah could be sold.
The club also have Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez on their radar, but a deal could be unlikely.
The Serie A giants recently sanctioned Romelu Lukaku’s move to Chelsea.
They may be reluctant to lose both of their main strikers in the same transfer window.
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