Dusan Vlahovic has rejected a contract extension with Fiorentina, with Arsenal on the hunt for a striker and previously linked to the 21-year-old.

Dusan Vlahovic, ACF Fiorentina celebrates a goal, Italian football Serie A match in Florence, Italy, May 16, 2021. Copyright: LiveMedia / Francesco Scaccianoce / LiveMedia
Dusan Vlahovic, ACF Fiorentina celebrates a goal, Italian football Serie A match in Florence, Italy, May 16, 2021. Copyright: LiveMedia / Francesco Scaccianoce / LiveMedia

Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has confirmed (via Sky Sports) that Dusan Vlahovic has thus far rejected all of their contract extension offers to him and his agent.

At this point, Commisso admits all they can do is try to find ‘feasible, appropriate solutions’ for the Serbia international. He still has a contract until 2023, but it looks like he’s not going to remain with Fiorentina beyond that point.

Corriere Fiorentino reported early in the summer that Arsenal were one of the clubs tempting Dusan Vlahovic away from Fiorentina.

Fabrizio Romano then spoke out to deny the Gunners would sign the striker before the window closed – which turned out to be correct. But perhaps they may now end up going for the player they’ve seemingly been following for over five years.

Sky report that Spurs and Atletico showed an interest in Vlahovic over the summer. Arsenal could join them, as their circumstances are changing as a result of Alexandre Lacazette’s impending departure.

If and when Lacazette leaves, reports suggest the Gunners will look to sign someone to replace him, rather than relying on existing options. There’s no suggestion yet that Vlahovic is on their shortlist, but it’s not impossible he will be.

Vlahovic has six goals and one assist in eight games for his club this season. He scored 21 in 40 games last campaign.

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