Football Transfers have claimed that Arsenal are plotting moves for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic and Santos wonderkid Marcos Leonardo, who are both thought to be on Tottenham’s radar.
We relayed a report from CaughtOffside last week, which claimed that Spurs were exploring a move for Vlahovic, who has struggled to live up to expectations since his big-money switch to Juve two years ago.
The outlet asserted that the Serbia international could be put on the shop window in January if he does not sign a new contract at the Allianz Stadium before the transfer window opens.
Meanwhile, various outlets over the last few weeks have claimed that the Lilywhites have their eye on Leonardo, who has emerged as the best young striker in the Brazilian top flight over the last couple of years (Fichajes).
Arsenal want to sign Vlahovic and Leonardo
Football Transfers have now claimed that Arsenal are weighing up a sensational double-move for both Vlahovic and Leonardo when the transfer window reopens.
It is explained that the Gunners believe that the Juve star would guarantee goals and would aid their title push but the Bianconeri have not given up hope of tying him down to a new contract.
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The publication adds that Mikel Artata’s men also sent scouts to Brazil recently to watch Leonardo in action against Internacional, with the club’s director of football, Edu, being a fan of the youngster.
It is alleged that Arsenal are of the belief that they would be able to sign the 20-year-old for a fee of around €15m-€20m (£13m-£17.4m) in January.
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If reports over the last few weeks are to be believed, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are after many of the same number nines in January, with all three London clubs being linked with the likes of Ivan Toney, Dusan Vlahovic and now Marcos Leonardo.
However, one could argue that signing a centre-forward is not as big a priority for Ange Posteocglou’s men at the moment as it is for the Gunners and the Blues.