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Juventus set to spell disaster for Arsenal’s pursuit of Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic

Arsenal’s pursuit of Fiorentina prodigy Dusan Vlahovic has suffered a massive blow after La Viola reportedly accepted Juventus’ mega-money bid for their prized asset.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, the record-time Italian champions are on the verge of signing the Serie A top-scorer for a reported fee of €75 million.

Juventus have stepped up their interest in Vlahovic following an underwhelming first half of the season, submitting an official bid Fiorentina have deemed acceptable.

The Turin giants are now working on agreeing on personal terms with the player, who has already earmarked the Allianz Stadium as his preferred destination amid Arsenal’s efforts to lure him away from Italy.

Fiorentina sporting director Joe Barone acknowledged a growing Premier League interest in the Serbia international last week.

“Some English clubs have made contact with Fiorentina, but there is no agreement,” he said, as relayed by Romano.

Barone’s statement intensified talks about Arsenal’s genuine attempt to land the 21-year-old, particularly in light of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s uncertain future in north London.

After falling out of favour with Mikel Arteta as per Arsenal News, the Gabonese superstar appears to have no future at the Emirates Stadium.

Aubameyang’s imminent departure would leave the Spanish manager short of options in the front third, hence Arsenal’s desperate efforts to capture Vlahovic.

With the Fiorentina star now seemingly heading towards Juventus, the Premier League outfit have started exploring other options in the market.

Arsenal have turned their attention towards Real Sociedad’s rising star Alexandar Isaac, but there are other names on their shopping list.

Per The Athletic, the Londoners are readying a new assault on Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has grown frustrated with the Toffees’ embarrassing domestic season.

Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic could be another solution for Arsenal, with a potential loan move reportedly on the cards.

The Serb has found his first-team opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti at a premium and could be enthusiastic about making a temporary switch to London to revive his career.

As per La Liga News, Los Merengues are open to the idea of shipping out the 24-year-old on loan, given he has yet to register a single league start this season.

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