Dusan Vlahovic round-up on his future amid Arsenal transfer links

The Serbian forward is one of several name the Gunners are rumoured to be signing this month.

Arsenal have several names on their radar following the opening of the January transfer window, including Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic.

The Serbian has been in fine form for his Italian club, netting an impressive 18 goals in 22 appearances so far this season.

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Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta will need to target a striker if he allows Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was stripped of his captaincy following a disciplinary breach, and Alexandre Lacazette leave the club this month.

Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the latest surrounding Arsenal’s pursuit of Vlahovic and whether a move for the Serbian is likely to materialise.

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

According to Gazetta dello Sport, Arteta is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old and has bid €55 million plus Lucas Torreira for the forward. The latter is currently on loan at the Serie A team from the Gunners.

However, there is some bad news for Arsenal fans per Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist claims, despite Fiorentina set to sign Krzysztof Piatek on loan this month, the Polish forward is not being seen as a replacement for Vlahovic.

He tweeted: “Fiorentina sources clarify Krzysztof Piatek is not considered Dusan Vlahović replacement for this window.

“Piatek will join on loan with buy option from Hertha - not permanent move. Medical tomorrow.

“Vlahović situation still quiet for January, as of now.”

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

In addition, Gianluca di Marzio reports that the Serbian international has no interest in joining the Gunners, due to him preferring his next move to be a “more ambitious” project.

Arsenal’s form going into the window has been great, winning five of their last six fixtures, including a 5-1 drubbing of Sunderland in the League Cup quarter-final.

Fiorentina currently sit seventh in Serie A after 19 games, six points off a top four place.

Given Vlahovic’s form so far, it would make sense for the Italian outfit to do all they can to keep hold of him until at least the end of the campaign.