Dusan Vlahovic IGNORING Fiorentina over Arsenal transfer interest, claims club chief as race for striker heats up

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Dusan Vlahovic IGNORING Fiorentina over Arsenal transfer interest, claims club chief as race for striker heats up

FIORENTINA star Dusan Vlahovic is ignoring the club’s calls after Arsenal reported a £50.1 million bid for the player.

This is according to Viola CEO Joe Barone, who accused Vlahovic and his representatives of denying contact with him and the club.

Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic has been accused of ignoring club calls amid Arsenal interest

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Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic has been accused of ignoring club calls amid Arsenal interestcredit: getty

It comes following reports of the Gunners’ latest offer for the highly-rated striker, including a permanent move for Lucas Torreira at the Artemio franchise where he currently plays on loan.

Barron told DAZN: “We haven’t received any official bids for Vlahovic as things stand.

“We are open to discussion and negotiation – but we want Vlahovic and his agents to be clear on the future, because they are not responding. We need to talk about it.

,[We want] Clarity from the player and his team. Fiorentina has a future, a group, a support and a city it should focus on this season

“I would like to talk about Fiorentina as Fiorentina plays and I want to talk about the group that deserves everything, starting with the club.

“Every day we talk about Vlahovi. Fiorentina has not received any offer on this issue. We are open to everything but we want clarity.”

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Vlahovic is Arsenal’s top target amid the transfer window running into January and manager Mikel Arteta is looking to sign him this month before the heat of the summer competition.

However, reports suggest there is already competition as Tottenham and Newcastle are said to be keeping an eye on the Serbia international, who favors a move to Manchester City if he joins the Premier League.

Juventus have also become involved in a bidding war and have reportedly made an offer of £50m for the 21-year-old.

Vlahovic, whose contract expires in June next year, prefers to stay in Serie A and is open to a move to Juve.

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