Arsenal refuses the transfer pursuit of DusanVlahovic, as his demands for salary rise

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Arsenal want to add Fiorentina talisman Dusan Vahovic to their ranks during the January transfer window. They are willing to go to great lengths to do so

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Arsenal will reportedly have to give Dusan Vlahovic a £300,000-per-week wage if they want to sign the in-demand striker this month.

Gunners want to add the talisman in their current window. They are willing to go to great lengths to achieve this goal.

Mikel Arteta identified Vlahovic their number one target following his meteoric rise to Fiorentina. He scored a record 33 Serie A goals for 2021.

Then there’s the Daily Mail claims the 21-year-old will demand a £300,000-per-week pay packet if he is to make the move to the Emirates.

Fiorentina have also slapped a £58million price tag on their prized asset who has 18 months left on his current deal.

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According to some reports, the Serbian rejected Arsenal’s initial approach. However, the player is keen to consider his options this summer.

Arteta wants his next club, which he cannot guarantee after their eighth place finish last season, to play consistently in Champions League.

Arsenal will face stiff competition to sign Vlahovic, as Manchester City and Liverpool have been linked to the forward. Chelsea, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool are also in the mix.

Although the hitman would love the opportunity to work for Antonio Conte at Spurs as a player, the north Londoners are not in the same boat with their rivals who are currently outside the top European tournament.

Arteta admits that his side is “open”This window is crucial for the club as they are looking to add reinforcements.

“If it’s the right player, we can afford and we can do want we want to do, we will discuss it and come to the best possible decision. We are open,”He stated.

“I think with the amount of things and the way we want to evolve the squad, we have to maximise every window in many different ways.

“We are alert. (Technical director) Edu and his team are working very hard because we know exactly what we need to do.

“Whether we can accomplish that in January or the summer is a different question and related to lots of other stuff but we are there.”