Tottenham are also interested in signing Lautaro Martinez, who Arsenal has identified as a possible alternative.
After missing out on Lautaro Martinez, Arsenal and Tottenham are likely to compete for a new striker this summer.
Arsenal could face competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic this summer, according to reports in Italy, with the former prepared to make a bid.
With 21 goals for the Viola, the Serbian international, who has been compared to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, had his best goalscoring season in Serie A.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and Inter Milan have all been linked with the striker this summer as a result of his impressive performances.
However, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia reports that Arsenal, along with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, are at the top of the list of clubs interested in signing Vlahovic.
Both teams are said to be eager to make proposals for the highly-rated striker this summer.
Tottenham is also monitoring the situation in case Harry Kane decides to join Manchester City.
Spurs were thought to have sealed a £60 million deal for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, but the Argentinian has reportedly turned down the offer, despite Arsenal’s interest.
Vlahovic, 21, has emerged as a possible alternative after joining the Italian club for a modest amount in 2018 after making his debut at the age of 16.
After failing to qualify for Europe, Fiorentina may be forced to sell their prized asset this summer, according to reports. The Italian club is expected to want a compensation in excess of €60 million (£53 million) if they are to part ways with Vlahovic.
They’ve already lined up his replacement, Gianluca Scamacca, after signing Argentinian striker Nicolas Gonzalez for £25 million from Stuttgart earlier this month.
Mikel Arteta has been active in the transfer market, adding three players this summer as the Spaniard looks to rebuild his squad.
Arsenal has been a disappointment in recent years, as the north London club has finished eighth in the Premier League in consecutive seasons under Arteta.
However, the Gunners are moving forward, having signed England international Ben White from Brighton for £50 million in late July, marking him the club’s third-most expensive acquisition ever.
In addition, Arteta has signed Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benfica’s Nuno Tavares.
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