Italian champions splashed out €15m to sign the player from Roma three years ago.
Arsenal’s hopes of signing experienced Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic in the January transfer window are hanging in the balance, according to exclusive reports on talkSPORT.co,uk.
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The Premier League leaders have made the addition of a new front man their number one priority of the winter transfer window following recent injury problems suffered by the likes of attackers Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bednter and Theo Walcott at the Emirates.
Initially, however, the north London club had hoped to be able to persuade coveted Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata to move to the Emirates on a six-month loan deal, with boss Arsene Wenger understood to prefer just a short-term deal for a marksman this month, rather than having to splash the cash.
But the Spain Under-21 international now appears to be heading to Serie A instead, with the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan and Fiorentina all said to be keen to sign Morata in a permanent deal worth £11m.
All of which means that Wenger has now been forced to switch his attacking focus elsewhere, with the Frenchman hoping to be able to tie up a six-month loan move for Juve’s Montenegro international.
However again, the stumbling block remains the Old Lady of Italian Football’s insistence that the 30-year-0ld will only be allowed to leave Turin in a permanent deal worth £8m.