Vucinic will cost £8m but won’t be allowed to join on-loan.
Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic is poised to make a move to Arsenal but the Italians says the transfer has to be permanent and a loan deal is not possible, according to the Mirror.
The Gunners are in desperate need of attacking support as Nicklas Bendtner joined Olivier Giroud on the injured list during the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.
It means that Lukas Podolski is now the only fit forward at the club and manager Arsene Wenger is in search of new talent upfront.
This has led the Frenchman to Turin and Vucinic, with Juve general manager Beppe Marrota traveling to London over the New Year to discuss the move.
Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be interested in the Montenegro international and La Bianconeri have named their price at £8m – but no loan deal will be struck.
Initially it was thought Wenger would try and tempt the Serie A champions to lend their attacker to the north London club, but the Old Lady are adamant that will not happen.
Now it needs to be decided if it is worth sanctioning that expenditure on a player that is already 30-years-old and in the latter end of the Montenegrin’s career.
Vucinic has been at Juve since making a transfer from AS Roma in 2011 and has since played 88 matches for the club in all competitions.
The forward is proven in front of goal at the very highest level and is likely to be a welcome arrival at the Emirates Stadium for the supporters, due to the player’s credentials.
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