Arsenal ‘are willing to increase their bid for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to £68MILLION’ as Mikel Arteta ‘looks to fend off rivals Man United, Man City and Juventus’ to sign the in-demand striker
- Dusan Vlahovic is highly-coveted by a number of elite clubs around the world
- Among them are Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and others
- Reports in Italy say that Arsenal are willing to up their offer to fend off rivals
- It is believed that the north London club may stump up £68million for the ace
Arsenal are willing to increase their offer for in-demand Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to €80million (£68m), according to reports.
Vlahovic, 21, is one of the most sought after forwards in the world, and has scored 13 goals in just 16 matches in Serie A this season.
As a result, he has attracted admiring glances from the likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City, while Arsenal are also in the race to sign him.
Arsenal are willing to increase their offer for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to £68million
And in their attempts to leapfrog their rivals, the north London outfit, according to Sport Mediaset, have prepared an eye-watering package.
The outlet adds that Mikel Arteta and Co are willing to pay up to the £68m price tag, which is an increase on their first offer, and are hoping to convince him to join.
It has been claimed recently, however, that Arsenal are struggling in their discussions with Vlahovic’s entourage, who are said to not be returning any calls.
Mikel Arteta is hoping to beat off competition from other clubs to bring in red hot ace Vlahovic
Vlahovic is one of the world’s most sought-after forwards, and has 13 goals in Serie A this year
Indeed, it is also believed that Vlahovic would prefer to wait for an offer from another Serie A side because of his desire to stay in Italy.
Last week, Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso told Arsenal and Juventus that they should negotiate with him first, rather than only approaching the player.
‘I don’t know if Juventus are able to sign Vlahovic in January,’ Commisso said.
‘But I want to say to Juventus or Arsenal that we [Fiorentina] are the “owners” of Vlahovic. They should open talks with us, not with his agents.’
But other reports have claimed that Vlahovic would prefer to join another Serie A side instead
Manchester United, managed by Ralf Rangnick, checked on Vlahovic’s situation this season
United, meanwhile, checked on Vlahovic’s situation – but it is understood that his club are holding out for £55m.
Sportsmail revealed recently that Fiorentina were open to selling their talisman as he remains reluctant to sign a new contract.
They sense that the time is right to offload, but their valuation is causing potential suitors to think twice about lodging a bid this winter.
Juventus have maintained a watching brief on Vlahovic, along with Tottenham and Newcastle United – who are fresh from their Saudi-led takeover.
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