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Arsenal In Talks to Sign £8m Juventus Striker Mirko Vucinic

by The Newshound

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Emirates Stadium side enter negotiations with Serie A title holders.

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Arsenal have reportedly met with Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta to discuss the possible purchase of striker Mirko Vucinic according to the Daily Mirror.

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The experienced forward is one of a number of player’s the Turin side is ready to cash-in on in order to balance the books following the Italian side’s inability to make it through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could certainly do with bringing in alternative striking options given that both Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner are now sidelined with injuries and Montenegro international Vucinic apparently interests the North London club, who have been linked with an £8m bid for the former AS Roma man.

Last season Vucinic finished as Juventus’s joint top scorer having netted 10 goals from 24 Serie A starts but the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente from Man City and Athletic Bilbao respectively has seen the powerful forward’s position in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven limited to just four top tier starts this term.

A move to the Premier League may be the fresh challenge that excites 30 year old Vucinic and he could certainly offer Arsene Wenger some much needed strength in depth up front.

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