Arsenal are willing to ‘break the bank’ to secure Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.
The Mirror reports that the Gunners are said to be considering spending upwards of £70million on the 21-year-old Serbia international to strengthen their attacking options, with the team’s early FA Cup exit contributing to a sense of desperation. The high price may be needed to secure Vlahovic against competition from AC Milan, Juventus, Liverpool and Newcastle, who are all watching the player closely.
The Gunners are in desperate need of reinforcements up front this month, with the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah all still up in the air. Aubameyang looks like he is leaving, while the latter two are set to run their contracts down.
Mikel Arteta is clearly a fan of Fiorentina ace Vlahovic, who is having the season of his life. The 21-year-old is a powerful, left-footed striker and looks like he could solve a lot of Arsenal’s issues up top.
And now, Fiorentina are reportedly resigned to losing him, with 18 months left on his contract.
The Sun writes that Manchester City defender Nathan Ake is wanted by AC Milan. The 26-year-old Holland international has caught the attention of manager Stefano Pioli, who is looking for a new centre-back because Simon Kjaer is sidelined with a knee ligament injury.
And the Daily Star adds to speculation that Tanguy Ndombele will leave Tottenham, musing about six clubs that may want to pick up the 25-year-old Frenchman: Paris St Germain, Newcastle, Barcelona, Roma, Lyon and AC Milan.
Another player who could be on his way out of Spurs is winger Steven Bergwijn. The Daily Mail writes that Ajax have reportedly submitted a £15million bid to bring the 26-year-old Holland international back to his homeland.
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