Arsenal ‘prepare record-breaking’ Dusan Vlahovic transfer as Cedric Soares replacement eyed

Arsenal ‘prepare record-breaking’ Dusan Vlahovic transfer as Cedric Soares replacement eyed

Arsenal’s need to sign recruits in the January transfer window was highlighted by a poor performance from many fringe players in the FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The competition’s most successful side fell at the first hurdle at the City Ground, in a display that showed there’s numerous areas of improvement.

Among them is in the final third, with contract rebel Eddie Nketiah having a poor performance, and it seems to have sparked Arsenal into gear.

Dusan Vlahovic is the club’s prime target for a new striker and the Daily Mirror states Arsenal are ready to break the bank in the January window.

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The 21-year-old has caught the eye with his performances at Fiorentina, leading to a wealth of interest, and the fight for his services at the end of the season is likely to be a fierce one.

Therefore, it’s stated Arsenal are preparing to sanction a record-breaking deal to land the Serbian hotshot with a £70m swoop.

Elsewhere, defensive recruits are also on the cards and Arsenal are said to be eyeing a swoop for Paris Saint-Germain’s Colin Dagba – with Foot Mercato stating he’s seeking an exit for increased first-team opportunities.

The 23-year-old has reportedly already snubbed a loan move to St. Etienne and the Gunners are said to see him as the ideal replacement for Cedric Soares.

Finally, Sead Kolasinac is poised for an exit at the end of the season and reports cited by the Sun indicate he’s begun negotiations with Marseille.

Out of contract at the end of the season, the former Schalke man is free to discuss precontractual terms this month with teams outside of England.

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