Arsenal are pressing ahead in an ambitious move for Fiorentina's star man Dusan Vlahovic, 21, as he continues to put Europe on notice.
The Serbian has been unplayable for Fiorentina this campaign, and his 16 goals in 20 Serie A appearances have seen La Viola rocket up the table.
However, they could face a challenge to keep hold of their prized asset in January with more eyes turning to the Tuscan side.
And, according to the Evening Standard, talks are intensifying between the two parties.
Vlahovic has also attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Juventus, and he could demand wages in excess of £300,000-a-week.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta seems to be increasing his interest in a striker.
Arsenal could find themselves without an attacker over the summer with both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah nearing the end of their Arsenal deals.
While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks to have played his final game in North London after falling foul of disciplinary standards.
Arsenal have also shown interest in Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as well as the young Canadian Jonathan David from Lille.
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Arteta spoke about possible January transfer ahead of the Gunners' FA Cup clash: "Edu and his team are working very hard because we know exactly what we need to do.
"And whether we can accomplish that in January or in the summer, is a different question as it is related to other stuff.
"Again, if it is the right player and we can afford it and we can do what we want to do we will discuss it and make the best possible decision. We are open."
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