Earlier on Saturday, we covered claims made in Italy that Arsenal have come forward to sign Fiorentina’s Dušan Vlahović in the winter market.

It was also explained the north London club could face competition from Juventus, if they decide to make an approach for the striker this month. The Old Lady are planning to offer €35m plus Dejan Kulusevski in exchange for the 21-year-old.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the two forwards at Arsenal. The Frenchman’s contract expires in June and Aubameyang has been out of Mikel Arteta’s plans for more than a month now. Therefore, the Gunners need a new attacker.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Premier League side are ‘ready to do anything’ to bring the Serbia international to the Emirates.

Vlahović’s fine displays for La Viola has seen him attract attention from the top European clubs, but it seems only clubs in England would be in a position to meet the Serie A side’s demands.

In the ‘last few hours’, Fiorentina have received an offer of around €70m from Arsenal, a ‘proposal substantially accepted’, since the star’s valuation will go down after this season, when he will have 12 months left on the contract.

‘The twist’, however, comes from his response as the Serbian would have ‘said no’ to the Gunners’ approach.

Behind Vlahović’s decision to snub Arsenal, TMW state ‘there seems to be the willingness to end the season with the Italian team, and then calmly decide the future in the summer’.