Arsenal 'lodge £58m bid for Dusan Vlahovic' and given huge transfer boost with Fiorentina 'ready to let striker go'

ARSENAL have made a bid for Dusan Vlahovic with Fiorentina ready to sell the striker, according to reports.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new striker amid the uncertain futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.

Vlahovic appears to be their top target and the Serbian looks destined to leave The Viola.

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso is ready to let Vlahovic go with Arsenal prepared to spend £58million according to La Repubblica.

That represents a sharp U-turn from Fiorentina who had been hopeful of their striker signing a new contract.

The club offered Vlahovic a five-year deal worth £34m but he is unwilling to put pen to paper – his representatives have also demanded a £6.6m fee to renew as well as a clause entitling them to 10 per cent of his future transfer fee.

That incensed Commisso who lashed out at the agents, saying: “He developed here. And he should give recognition, whatever happens, to the club that got him to where he is.

"The more I live here, with this crazy sport, the more I realise how screwed up it is.”

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Vlahovic is in the final 18 months of his contract and now Comisso is reportedly willing to cash in while his price tag remains high.

Fiorentina reportedly want £63m for their star man so Arsenal may have to increase their offer to land the 21-year-old in January.

Tottenham are also lurking with interest and could look to hijack their rival's bid.

Should that happen the Gunners could pursue other targets such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Alexander Isak.

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