Dusan Vlahovic is the striker a number of top European clubs want to sign, including Arsenal.
The Serbian has been in stunning goal-scoring form in 2021 and this would likely be his last season as a Fiorentina player.
Express Sport maintains that Arsenal is very interested in a move for him as the Gunners look to bolster their options further at the Emirates.
However, the competition for his signature is serious and it would take a lot for the Gunners to win the race.
In a recent update on his future from Todofichajes, Manchester City could beat the Gunners to his signature.
The Premier League champions wanted to sign Harry Kane in the summer, but that transfer never happened.
As the England captain struggles for form this season, it seems City has now made Vlahovic a priority instead.
The deal might not happen next month, but even in the summer, it is difficult to see Arsenal beating Pep Guardiola’s side to his signature.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Vlahovic is a wanted man and it might be smart for Arsenal to focus its attention on signing alternative strikers.
However, the best clubs have to back themselves to out-compete others for valuable targets.
If Mikel Arteta is convinced the Serbian is his man, then Arsenal should do all it can to make the transfer happen.