Since Joshua Zirkzee has started scoring goals more regularly in Serie A with Bologna, his name has been associated with a lot of clubs, including Arsenal.

In turn, his performances have also seen his price skyrocket, with Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday expecting the Italian side to ask for around €80m this summer to let him leave.

To show you just how quickly things are going in terms of his value, it was only in mid February that Arsenal were said to be interested and he would cost around €45m.

The Gunners were seen as main contenders for his signing, and there was hope that a good relationship with his agent could help them secure the Dutchman’s services.

Gazzetta do recall that Bayern Munich do have a €40m buy back clause for the forward, but if they decide not to use it, then Bologna would be free to ask whatever they want for their star.

In their eyes, he is worth ‘what Højlund cost’ over at Atalanta, which is the €70m + €10m that Manchester United paid for the Dane.

In short, it seems that if Arsenal want to sign Zirkzee, they will have to open their wallet very wide, which would be surprising for a player who only has 10 league goals from 26 Serie A appearances this season.

Then again, Højlund only ever scored 10 for Atalanta in all competitions before his big transfer…