Goal Threat – Arsenal in Talks for Jovetic, Eying Others


The Gunners are negotiating with Fiorentina to secure the 23-year-old and are also eyeing up another stellar forward, with Robert Lewandowski and Edin Dzeko on their wanted list

The Premier League club opened preliminary negotiations with Fiorentina about Jovetic a number of weeks ago and have now intensified their interest after being given encouragement that the Serie A club are willing to sell their prize asset this summer.

It is understood that the north Londoners are also eyeing up a second big-name centre-forward signing this summer as Wenger harbours doubts over the ability of wide forwards Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott to lead the front line.

Arsenal are in contact with the representatives of Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand spearhead Lewandowski and are also keeping close tabs on Manchester City striker Dzeko.    

The Gunners have been linked with QPR’s Loic Remy, who has a relegation clause in his contract and will leave Loftus Road this summer, but it is understood that Arsenal are not interested in the Frenchman and have higher profile targets lined up.

Arsenal’s early push for Jovetic and plans to move for another forward is indicative of Wenger’s desire to spend big in this summer’s transfer market, with a new goalkeeper, centre-back, midfield anchorman and right-back to replace the outgoing Bacary Sagna also on his wanted list.

City pursued Jovetic as part of a double swoop last summer but Fiorentina held on to the 23-year-old fans’ favourite amid fears of a huge backlash from supporters if they sold him.

It is understood that Jovetic agreed to remain in Florence for another season on the proviso that he can leave in the forthcoming window.

Read the entire article here on goal.com

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