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Arsenal ready to lock horns with Chelsea in transfer battle for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic

, Arsenal ready to lock horns with Chelsea in transfer battle for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic

ARSENAL are ready to battle Chelsea to sign striker Dusan Vlahovic next month.

The 22-year-old forward only joined Juventus from Fiorentina back in January after snubbing the chance to move to the Premier League.

Arsenal have entered the chase to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus

The Serbian is also wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United

Mikel Arteta’s side were desperate to bring the Serbian international to the Emirates – but he rejected them in favour of Turin.

Vlahovic has scored a respectable 13 goals in 25 appearances for Juventus in Serie A since his arrival but their early Champions League exit has left them needing to raise funds.

And the 6ft 3in powerhouse is also frustrated with boss Massimiliano Allegri’s tactics.

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That has led Italian publication Corriere dello Sport claiming that the star’s agent Darko Ristic is searching to secure his client a move away.

Vlahovic is said to have “discontented” from Juventus and already has “strong interest” from a host of top teams.

Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are both allegedly keen on the striker.

And we reported earlier this week how Manchester United were plotting a swoop to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, which is backed up by this report.

However, it also adds that Arsenal and Chelsea are ready to make a move “immediately” to try and sign him once the transfer window opens tomorrow.

Both teams are looking for attacking reinforcements but this fresh update does state that Juventus want to keep hold of Vlahovic until the summer.

But, if an offer “exceeding £80m” does arrive over the coming month then it will be “listened to carefully” by the Bianconeri.

Premier League leaders Arsenal want to bring in a new forward after Gabriel Jesus was sidelined for around three months after suffering injury with Brazil at the World Cup.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea’s attackers are struggling for goals with Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz their current joint-top scorers with five apiece.

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