Arteta and Edu set to flex Arsenal’s muscles with £ 150million transfer from Dusan Vlahovic in January

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are working to seal a massive £ 150million signing in January, while Steven Gerrard teases a move from Aston Villa – both in every last Paper Talk.

ARSENAL CONSIDERING A MASSIVE VLAHOVIC AGREEMENT

Arsenal were ‘not put off’ by the fact that a deal for striker Dusan Vlahovic will cost £ 150million in January and the Gunners are working to seal the signing of the Fiorentina star, report says .

Mikel Arteta’s team have identified her attack as the key area they want to strengthen in this month’s window. Although they made additions in other areas of the squad last summer, their situation at the top has become more of a concern following the lack of a new signing.

Indeed, Eddie Nketiah is in the last year of his contract and his future looks highly questionable. Alexandre Lacazette is in the same situation, but TEAMtalk understands that Arsenal want to offer the 30-year-old a new two-year contract.

The Gunners, led by recruiting chief Edu, want to get rid of frozen star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Although Lacazette potentially remains, Arteta wants to look to the future by bringing in 21-year-old Vlahovic.

Reports have claimed for some time that Arsenal have made the Serbian international a prime target.

Now, the Daily mail found that the London club were actually not put off after learning that a deal for Vlahovic this month will cost a total of £ 150million.

The Fiorentina man, who was the second-highest scorer in Europe’s top five leagues in 2021 behind Robert Lewandowski, is said to receive a transfer fee of at least £ 58million.

Plus, he wants £ 300,000 a week’s salary on a five-year contract. But Vlahovic’s representatives will then ask for £ 15million in fees to help finalize the deal.

Arsenal realize the deal will be costly. However, they know that Vlahovic’s signing in January will be a major blow as he will become one of Europe’s most coveted players this summer.

The forward has scored 16 goals in 20 Serie A games this season and averages one goal every other game on the international stage.


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AND THE REST OF PAPER TALK

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has given a hint on a decision from Everton full-back Lucas Digne. (Echo of Liverpool)

Newcastle are still looking for a deal for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. However, the French club want a resale clause that complicates the transfer. (Daily mail)

But a deal to take Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick to Newcastle seems unlikely as the German club want £ 50million. (Celestial sport)

Meanwhile, the Magpies are preparing a move for Côte d’Ivoire and PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare. (Star of the day)

Borussia Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has said his club are confident in keeping striker Erling Haaland. (Daily mail)

PAPER TALK – NDOMBELE, FUTURE OF TOTTENHAM UNCERTAIN

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in 2021 training

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele struggles to convince boss Antonio Conte following his performance against Morecambe on Sunday. (Daily mail)

Nonetheless, the Frenchman’s £ 200,000 weekly salary poses a threat to his departure and to any clubs interested in him. (The sun)

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, ​​Lyon and Rome are among the clubs that may still be looking to sign the club record for Spurs. (Star of the day)

PSG are also considering reviewing a decision for Cristiano Ronaldo after having had crisis talks over his problems at Manchester United. (Star of the day)

Chelsea will look to strike a compensation deal with Lyon to seal left-back Emerson Palmieri’s return. Indeed, the Blues do not have a recall clause in the loan agreement. (Daily mail)

CAVANI OFFERS A MAN UTD COMMITMENT

Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Manchester United warm-up ahead of the Premier League match at Fulham

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has offered his commitment to the club in talks with interim manager Ralf Rangnick. (Daily Mirror)

But the United striker Marcus Rashford has been criticized for his body language in Monday’s FA Cup victory over Aston Villa. (discuss SPORT)

However, Rangnick admitted after the game that he has no idea why Rashford seems to be struggling. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour of Norwich sweats his fitness for Scotland’s World Cup play-off against Ukraine in March. (The Scottish Sun)