Dusan Vlahovic has been in sensational form for Fiorentina this season
Dusan Vlahovic has been in sensational form for Fiorentina this season

Arsenal have made a major breakthrough in their pursuit of Serbian sensation Dusan Vlahovic.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has identified Vlahovic as his first choice to replace former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

According to La Repubblica, Fiorentina are resigned to seeing their star forward leave the club and are prepared to accept a £58million offer from the North Londoners.

Vlahovic, 21, is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in world football, with a number of top European sides tracking his progress.

The 6ft 3in marksman is the top scorer in Serie A this term, netting 16 goals in 20 appearances.

Although La Viola are ready to sell, Arteta will need to convince Vlahovic that the Emirates is the right destination for the ambitious striker.

The Spanish coach is eager to close the deal, with Aubameyang set to leave the capital and Alexandre Lacazette in the last year of his contract.

In other news

Andreas Christensen is considering his future at Chelsea
Andreas Christensen is considering his future at Chelsea

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are both preparing an approach for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.

The Dane is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer when his contract runs down, with Fabrizio Romano reporting the 25-year-old is close to making a final decision on his preferred next club.

Sergino Dest could be going the other way, with Chelsea interested in purchasing the USA international.

ESPN say Barcelona are willing to let the 21-year-old leave the club to help balance finances and the Blues, along with Bayern Munich, are now discussing a bid.

Finally, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to land two major signings.

The Austrian coach is hoping to make striker Armando Broja’s loan move permanent and is also interested in Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old stopper had been linked with Ajax, but Football Insider believe Saints are now in the running to land his signature.

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