Arsenal want Dusan Vlahovic transfer this month as Fiorentina demand £58m fee and striker asks for £300k-a-week wages
ARSENAL are determined to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic this month.
But they'll reportedly have to stump up a £58million transfer fee and £300,000-a-week wages to do so.
The Gunners are desperate to strengthen upfront as they push for a place in the top four.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy and exiled last month.
While Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are set to be out of contract in the summer.
According to the Mail, Arsenal and Tottenham have both enquired about Vlahovic's availability this month.
They have been told that Fiorentina want £58m for their star centre-forward.
And Vlahovic, 21, wants to earn £160,000-a-week after tax – which comes to a little over £300k-a-week.
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Clubs have also been told that Vlahovic's camp will demand £15m in fees.
This has put off a number of potential suitors.
Vlahovic would have to be convinced of Arsenal's project, as in addition to big money, the striker wants a club playing at the highest level.
The Mirror add that the Gunners are desperate to land him now in order to prevent a summer bidding war.
They add that the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, Liverpool and Newcastle among others are very keen.
Gunners chiefs may accelerate moves after witnessing their side's dreadful 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Folarin Balogun is expected to head out on loan this week, with a move to Middlesbrough close.
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