Arsenal are in advanced discussions with Fiorentina for Stevan Jovetic and have also held talks with Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski’s representatives over a transfer.
Arsenal are close to concluding a deal to bring Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic to Emirates Stadium, but want a second big name striker to boost the club’s firepower.
Arsene Wenger will also look to sign Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund, according to Goal.com, who is set to attract attention from around Europe this summer.
Lewandowski’s contract expires in June 2014, and the Poland international has given no sign that he wishes to extend his stay at Signal Iduna Park.
Instead, he is expected to move to one of Europe’s elite clubs, with Bayern Munich and Manchester United circling.
Arsenal however, are a new name in the running, and it would be a surprise to see Wenger use what would likely be the majority of his £70 million budget on two forwards.
Of course whilst Lewandowski is an orthodox striker, Jovetic is capable of playing across attacking midfield, and perhaps Arsene Wenger is considering moving him back to his former position of cutting inside from the left to shoot and create chances.
Given the Montenegrin hasn’t scored in Serie A for two months, that may be a wise move until he adapts to the Premier League.
Goal.com claim the Gunners are in contact with the representatives of Lewandowski, whose 23 goals in 27 Bundesliga starts and 10 in 11 in the UEFA Champions League make him one of the most deadly marksmen in world football, but unless they again qualify for Europe’s premier club competition, they stand little chance of landing his signature.
Still, if Wenger can convince these players that such heavy investment is a sign of the ambition to win trophies, they may be willing to take a chance on moving to the north London club.
Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko has been named as an alternative to Lewandowski, but the Bosnian may in fact move to Dortmund as the Pole’s replacement.