Chelsea ‘making inquiries’ to sign £80 million- rated striker who was previously linked with Arsenal


Chelsea are reportedly inquiring about Juventus striker and Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic’s availability in the winter transfer window. Vlahovic, 22, has established himself as one of the most promising poachers in the Serie A over the past two seasons.

After netting 49 times in 108 overall games for Fiorentina, he sealed a permanent switch to Juventus for a fee in the region of £66 million in January this year. However, the 19-cap Serbia international has been rumored to depart the Allianz Stadium following the Bianconeri ‘s struggles in the ongoing 2022-23 campaign. He is reportedly valued around £80 million. Speaking to Give Me Sport, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs stated that Chelsea are the front-runners to snap up Vlahovic. He said:

“It’s Chelsea, from a Premier League point of view, making the inquiries at this point, and we know that they need a striker as well. But I think everybody needs to understand, is January possible, first and foremost, and if it isn’t, what do they need to do to persuade him to move to the Premier League in January?”

“And what can clubs learn from the Arsenal situation? And also, what is his injury situation? Because right now, he’s got a groin problem that is still under investigation. But Chelsea are looking a bit more seriously at him and obviously a number of other strikers because of Armando Broja’s recent injury.”

Sharing his thoughts on the Partizan youth product, Jacobs added: The Blues are expected to dip into the winter transfer market after Armando Broja ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during a 1-0 friendly defeat against Aston Villa earlier this month. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently their only natural option upfront.

Overall, Vlahovic has scored 16 goals and laid out four assists in 36 games across all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

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