Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea now ‘in talks’ with £80m striker; he wants a Premier League move this summer

Harry Watkinson
Juventus centre-forward Dusan Vlahovic.j
Juventus centre-forward Dusan Vlahovic.j

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly ‘in talks’ with the agent of Dusan Vlahovic, with the Juventus striker keen on a move to the Premier League.

The Italian club are currently considering selling several players due to their ongoing financial troubles. But, the 23-year-old won’t come cheap.

Juventus paid €80m (£69.6m) to sign Vlahovic from Fiorentina in January 2022. So, Juventus would be looking to make a profit on that amount.

Indeed, it is believed that they will consider offers in the region of £80m.

Chelsea are expected to be the first club to make their move. As previously noted by Football365, the Blues are ‘preparing an offer’ for Vlahovic. But, it is only for £69m, which, clearly, falls short of Juventus’ price tag.

Now, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercatoVlahovic’s representatives are working hard to find him a new club this summer.

They claim that his entourage are ‘in talks’ with Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea as they try to convince them to meet Juve’s asking price.

Last season, Vlahovic put in some decent performances but largely failed to live up to the hype.

Overall, he made 42 appearances for Juve. In the process, he scored 14 goals and made four assists.

These aren’t the numbers you would expect from a €80m player. But, in fairness, he was never really fully fit.

Now, it remains to be seen whether Man Utd, Arsenal or Chelsea will make a bid for his services.

It’s no secret that Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino in particular are looking to bring in attacking reinforcements.

Last term, Marcus Rashford was in fine form for the Red Devils – scoring 30 goals across all competitions. But, if they want to become title contenders again, he could certainly do with some support.

Ten Hag’s top striker target was considered to be Harry Kane. But, with negotiations with Tottenham proving to be difficult, it now looks likely he will stay at Spurs. Although, Bayern Munich remain in the race. 

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani and Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund are two other names linked to the club. However, Vlahovic has been discussed by the Man Utd hierarchy in the past, so it’s possible they could reignite their interest in him.

Chelsea, on the other hand, saw goals very hard to come by last season. Indeed, due to an injury to Armando Broja and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form, they had to play the majority of the season without a natural centre-forward.

Romelu Lukaku is set to return to Stamford Bridge after his loan spell with Inter Milan came to an end. But, there is no guarantee he’ll stay.

But, the arrivals of Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson should help somewhat in that regard.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see Chelsea interested in Vlahovic, who could prove to be an excellent long-term investment for them, Whether or not they will meet his £80m price tag, however, remains to be seen.

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