La Viola to challenge Gunners for Ciprian Marica.
Arsenal could miss out on free agent Ciprian Marica after Fiorentina joined the race for the Romanian forward, reports the Daily Mirror.
Marica’s is free to join the Gunners outside the transfer window after leaving Schalke this summer and the 27-year-old’s agent claimed last week a deal to take his client to North London was ‘close’.
But La Viola have joined the hunt for the Romania international after summer signing Mario Gomez was ruled out with a serious knee injury.
The German sustained a partial tear to his knee ligament this weekend and boss Vincenzo Montella is keen to land a replacement, with former Inter Milan forward Tomasso Rocchi also under consideration.