Transfer Talk: Gunners close in on Vlahovic deal
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.
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
Barcelona and Bayern Munich are both preparing an approach for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.
Sergino Dest could be going the other way, with Chelsea interested in purchasing the USA international.
Finally, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to land two major signings.