Arsenal 'are considering a move for Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski'

Arsenal ‘are considering a move for Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski after being snubbed by Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic’ with the Swedish starlet lacking game time in Turin

  • Arsenal are taking a look at Juventus youngster Dejan Kulusevski for January 
  • Mikel Arteta is seeking a new forward but was rebuffed by Dusan Vlahovic 
  • With the Fiorentina star out of the question, he has turned his eye to Kulusevski
  • The Swedish forward has been lacking game time under Max Allegri this season 

Arsenal are weighing up a January swoop for Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski after being rebuffed in their efforts to sign Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, reports claim.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to recruit a new attacker to help maintain the club’s run of impressive recent form and had identified Vlahovic as a possible option, but it was reported that the Fiorentina man had refused to answer calls from the north Londoners.

Now Arsenal are launching their Plan B and are interested in making a move for out of favour Juventus star Kulusevski, according to Sky Sport Italia, with the player making just two starts this season under Max Allegri. 

Arsenal are weighing up a move for Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski, reports claim

The Gunners have been forced to rethink after Dusan Vlahovic snubbed their interest 

Kulusevski has a contract in Turin until 2025 – having signed as an exciting youngster from Parma in 2020 – but he will be keen on regular action to ensure he keeps progressing and fulfils his potential. 

The Sweden international has one goal in 15 outings this term but has been restricted to substitute appearances and cup games.

Arsenal have won four in a row in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last ten – and the quality of Kulusevski would help elevate the team to another level as they look to make a push for the top four, with Arteta hoping to add support for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. 

MIkel Arteta has been pursuing a new forward and likes the look of the Swedish international

Kulusevski may be seeking a move after making just two starts under Max Allegri this season

It comes after they were handed a set-back in their pursuit of Vlahovic, who was rated at around £68million. 

Arsenal were keen to do a deal after rivals Spurs were said to be put off by the fee, but Italian media suggested the player simply wouldn’t pick up the phone.

A possible explanation behind Vlahovic’s refusal to talk to the Gunners is there are suggestions that he has already struck a deal with Juventus to join them next summer. 

Vlahovic currently has eight goals from 12 Serie A games this term including a hat-trick at home to Spezia at the end of October. 

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