Arsenal ‘are considering a move for Juventus striker Dejan Kulusevski after being turned down by Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic’ with the Swedish star without playing time in Turin
- Arsenal take a look at Juventus youngster Dejan Kulusevski for January
- Mikel Arteta looks for a new striker but was rejected by Dusan Vlahovic
- With the Fiorentina star out of the question, he turned his gaze to Kulusevski
- The Swedish striker has lacked playing time with Max Allegri this season
Arsenal are considering a January raid by Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski after being turned away in his efforts to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina, according to reports.
Gunners chief Mikel Arteta is eager to recruit a new attacker to help maintain the club’s impressive recent form and had identified Vlahovic as a possible option, but the Fiorentina man was reported to have refused. answer calls from North Londoners.
Now Arsenal are launching their Plan B and are interested in making a move for underprivileged Juventus star Kulusevski, according to Sky Sport Italia, with the player making just two starts this season under Max Allegri.
Arsenal are weighing a move for Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski, according to reports
The Gunners have been forced to rethink after Dusan Vlahovic snubbed their interest
Kulusevski has a contract in Turin until 2025, having signed as an exciting youngster from Parma in 2020, but will be keen on regular action to ensure he continues to progress and develop his potential.
The Swedish international has one goal in 15 games this season, but has been limited to substitute matches and cup matches.
Arsenal have won four in a row in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last ten, and Kulusevski’s quality would help elevate the team to another level as they look to advance through the top four, with Arteta hoping to add support for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Mikel Arteta has been chasing a new striker and likes the look of the Swedish international
Kulusevski may be looking for a move after making just two starts with Max Allegri this season.
It comes after they suffered a setback in their search for Vlahovic, which was valued at around £ 68 million.
Arsenal were eager to make a deal after rivals Spurs were said to have been put off by the fee, but Italian media suggested the player would simply not answer the phone.
One possible explanation behind Vlahovic’s refusal to speak to the Gunners is that there are suggestions that he has already reached an agreement with Juventus to join them next summer.
Vlahovic currently has eight goals in 12 Serie A games this season, including a hat-trick at home to Spezia in late October.