Antonio Conte could miss out on Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic to Arsenal


Antonio Conte ‘could miss out on Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic as Arsenal swoop in with a £68m offer for the Serbian forward’

  • Spurs’ Conte could miss out on his primary target in the January transfer window
  • Arsenal are said to be prepared to offer Fiorentina £68million for Dusan Vlahovic
  • The Gunners are close to a deal following promising talks with the Serie A club 
  • Spurs are closing in a deal with AC Milan’s Franck Kessie following positive talks


Antonio Conte could miss out on his primary target in the January transfer window as Arsenal are prepared to offer Fiorentina £68million for Dusan Vlahovic.

Conte – who was appointed as the new Spurs boss after Daniel Levy sacked Nuno Espirito Santo following Tottenham’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United – is looking to reinforce his squad.  

The Italian manager had identified Vlahovic as a primary target but was reportedly put off by his price tag. However, that has not deterred their North London rivals Arsenal. 

Antonio Conte could miss out on his primary target in the January transfer window as Arsenal are prepared to offer Fiorentina £68million for Dusan Vlahovic (above) 

According to Sky Sports Italy, Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Vlahovic following promising talks with the Serie A club. 

Mikel Arteta believes Vlahovic would be a good addition to his squad as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are both in their thirties. 

Arsenal’s acquisition of Vlahovic would come as a blow to Conte – who is looking to make his first signing at Tottenham.      

Mikel Arteta (left) believes Vlahovic would be a good addition to his squad as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) and Alexandre Lacazette are both in their thirties

Mikel Arteta (left) believes Vlahovic would be a good addition to his squad as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) and Alexandre Lacazette are both in their thirties

Arsenal's acquisition of Vlahovic would come as a blow to Conte (above) - who is looking to make his first signing at Tottenham

Arsenal’s acquisition of Vlahovic would come as a blow to Conte (above) – who is looking to make his first signing at Tottenham

Nevertheless, Spurs are said to be closing in on a deal with AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie following talks with the player’s agent George Atangana.   

The midfielder has attracted interest from all around Europe including Manchester United and Barcelona ahead of his contract expiring at the San Siro next summer.

However, the 24-year-old is now ‘close’ to securing a move to north London worth £8.5million per year.  

Nevertheless, Spurs are said to be closing in on a deal with AC Milan midfielder Kessie following talks with the player's agent George Atangana

Nevertheless, Spurs are said to be closing in on a deal with AC Milan midfielder Kessie following talks with the player’s agent George Atangana

Although, Milan are refusing to give up hope of keeping Kessie, with manager Stefano Pioli outlining his desire for the player to stay recently.

‘I would like Kessie to sign,’ he told the Italian media. ‘The negotiations go on between the club and his agent, and I don’t think it’s the time to worry.

‘With Franck, I only talk about matters relating to the pitch and I always see him as positive and serene, there are no problems.’ 

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