JUVENTUS striker Dusan Vlahovic will NOT be joining Arsenal in January after rumours of a reported swoop.
That is the view of transfer guru Fabrizio Romano who has had his say on the Gunners’ interest in the 22-year-old.
Arsenal have been told they have NO chance of signing Juventus striker Dusan VlahovicCredit: AFP
Mikel Arteta was desperate to bring the Serbian star to the Emirates in last season’s winter window, but the player opted to join the Old Lady instead.
And Vlahovic then opened up on snubbing the North London outfit where he insisted he never entertained the thought of signing for Arsenal.
Vlahovic banged in nine goals for Juve in the second half of the 2021-22 campaign, but he has struggled for form this term with Massimilano Allegri’s men eighth in Serie A.
This has led to speculation that Arsenal could reignite their interest in the centre-forward in a double raid with his team-mate Fabio Miretti also on their radar.
But Italian reporter Romano has poured cold water over any potential deal for Vlahovic, insisting there hasn’t been any contact between the two clubs.
Speaking in his column for CaughtOffside, he said: “At the moment there’s absolutely nothing between Dusan Vlahovic and Arsenal.
“We can’t predict the future but as of now there’s not even a direct contact.
“Vlahovic is key player for Juventus and they invested €75m [£67m] plus add-ons for him, so it’s extremely unlikely.
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“He was great last season with Juventus, this year all the players are not performing.
“So I don’t think it’s Vlahovic’s fault that he’s not yet performed at his very best.”
In eight games so far this season, the ex-Partizan Belgrace ace has banged in four goals.
But he hasn’t got on the score sheet in his last four matches in all competitions.