Fiorentina star Dušan Vlahović is a regular topic of discussion in the Italian sports media ever since he decided not to renew his contract beyond the 2023, when his current deal ends.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were credited with an interest in the summer and continue to be named as the striker’s suitors. Arsenal have reportedly joined other European clubs in the chase to sign him.

Vlahović continues to shine for the Serie A side and has 12 goals and two assists in 14 matches this season, which includes a brace in his side’s 4-3 win over AC Milan at the weekend.

The 21-year-old’s form and contract situation has attracted attention from top clubs. With a growing number of suitors, Calciomercato the phone belonging to his agent Darko Ristic’s ‘never stops ringing’.

Juventus are the main interested party in Italy, while Arsenal, City and Spurs are also get tagged. The Gunners and Pep Guardiola’s side have ‘shown some interest’, but it’s claimed that Tottenham are ahead of them, and are the Old Lady’s ‘main rival’ to acquire the player’s services.

Federico Cherubini, the Turin club’s chief, has already held talks with both La Viola and the Serbia international’s representative. The latter has asked for a salary of €6m per year, after tax.

Juve are looking to catch their English rivals off guard in January. The website states the ‘chess game has already begun’.

Fiorentina, for their part, are ‘hoping for the auction’. They have set the price tag between €60m and €70m, but the figure could rise if Vlahović continues to shine on the pitch.