Arsenal showed keen interest in signing a new striker in January, but were unsuccessful in their efforts to strengthen the position in the winter market.
The Gunners’ need to bring in a new No.9 in the next window has increased after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exit, and Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s situations. The latter two have their current deals expiring in June.
Mikel Arteta’s side are looking at various attackers and among them is Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.
That’s according to FcInterNews, who mention this in a report focusing on Inter Milan’s interest in the Italy international, who has 13 goals from 28 league matches this season.
His contract lasts until 2025, but the 23-year-old hopes to take the ‘big leap next season’. The Serie A side are ready to let the player leave and to do that, they will ask for a fee of €40m in return.
Inter’s budget doesn’t allow them to invest this figure on the frontman. Therefore, ‘there is still work to be done to find an agreement’ to carry out the operation.
For now, Simone Inzaghi’s side want to focus on their upcoming fixtures and then return to work on the transfer market, ‘without the fear’ of foreign clubs like Arsenal, Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund making an attempt to take Scamacca in the summer.
It’s claimed Mikel Arteta’s side have ‘already knocked on the door’ of Sassuolo for their star, but the player has decided to stay in Italy and has already ‘given his consent to the transfer’ to Inter.
Scamacca, who is hoping to leave Sassuolo, wants to join Inter. Arsenal must work hard, if they wish to retain any hope of bringing the player to the Emirates in the next window.