Fabrizio Romano claims Dusan Vlahovic has no interest in a move to Arsenal at the moment.
The Serbian striker is one of Mikel Arteta’s transfer targets as the Spaniard looks to bolster his playing squad.
Several top European clubs are also pursuing his signature, and that means the Fiorentina man is spoilt for choice at the moment.
That wouldn’t stop Arsenal from pursuing their interest in him, but they might not be successful.
Transfer insider, Romano delivered an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of his signature recently. It wasn’t positive.
‘Arsenal are more than interested, they approached Fiorentina two weeks ago about the price and everything but the player is not interested,’ he said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE.
‘I’m told that his agents are not answering Arsenal’s calls.
‘He doesn’t want to answer to Arsenal at the moment.’
Just Arsenal Opinion
Arsenal needs to know their position on Vlahovic sooner, so they can turn their attention towards other transfer targets.
The Serbian is understandably one of the best strikers on the market, but if he doesn’t want to move to the Emirates, Arsenal has to move on to other strikers on their wishlist.
The club must not obsess over having him in their squad for too long, because that could see them miss out on a suitable alternative.