Arsenal are considering a potential offer for Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski, according to a report in Italy.
Italian media Sky Sport Italia, quoted by Daily mail, reports that Arsenal are looking at alternative options in the transfer market after the Gunners encountered a stumbling block in their attempt to recruit Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
The same article says that Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his attacking opportunities by adding a new striker, but Vlahovic’s representatives did not respond to north London’s interest in the Serbian national team player.
According to the same story, the Gunners have identified Kulusevski as another alternative because the Swedish national team player has struggled to secure regular first-team football under Max Allegri at Juventus.
The report goes on to state that the 21-year-old has two and a half years left to run on his current contract with Juventus to leave the Serie A team in a relatively strong negotiating position.
Sky Sport Italia writes that Juventus are looking to secure a transfer fee in the area of 25 million euros for the former Parma forward before the transfer window in January.
The story reveals that Arteta hopes to recruit a striker to ease the pressure on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Juve striker Kulusevski has only managed to score eight times in 62 matches in all competitions for the Serie A giants in the last two seasons.
Kulusevski moved to Juventus in a contract of 35 million euros from Atalanta after he impressed on a season-long loan to Parma 2019-20.
The Swedish national team player has already scored 19 goals from his national team since his debut two years ago.
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