Arsenal have reportedly made a player-plus-cash offer for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as per Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The initial offer comprises of a €55m offer alongside the permanent sale of Lucas Torreira for €15m. Torreira is on loan at Fiorentina and is expected to sign for the Italian outfit permanently at the end of the season.
The report also states that Fiorentina are considering Arsenal’s offer however, the Gunners will have the task of convincing the Serbian and his agents.
Dusan Vlahovic matched Cristiano Ronaldo’s record. Most Serie A goals in a calendar year since 1960. 33 goals. ⭐️🇷🇸 #Vlahovic
Fiorentina CEO Barone confirms: “Dusan and his agent have turned down our new contract proposal. We offered the best salary in Fiorentina history”. pic.twitter.com/aCF0DcOaNP
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 19, 2021
Vlahovic has netted 16 times in the Serie A for Fiorentina in what has been a sensational season for the 21-year-old and, his previous comments suggested he is in no hurry to leave.
“I have stated this several times so far. A beautiful football story is being made here in Florence,” he said.
“We have a good team, great football players, great support from the fans. It all deserves respect.
“Only God knows what will happen in the next period. My wish is to bring Fiorentina to Europe, because we have not been in Europe for a long time. I don’t know what can happen overnight. We’ll see.”
This indicates that Vlahovic wants to stay at Fiorentina at least until the end of the season before he considers a move.
The task for Mikel Arteta and Edu will be to convince Vlahovic and his agents to sign for Arsenal over the other clubs that will be competing for his signature.