Arsenal have been linked with Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca in recent months.
Back in January, the Gunners apparently enquired about the Italy international striker.
Now, it looks as though Arsenal are making efforts to bring Scamacca to the Emirates.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport – via Sport Witness – the Gunners have made Sassuolo an offer.
The Serie A club apparently rejected it, wanting £8.5million move.
Nonetheless, the transfer window has just opened, so Arsenal have plenty of time to pursue Scamacca.
In addition, Sassuolo have reportedly struck a deal for a new striker, potentially Scamacca’s replacement.
Earlier this week, Penarol president Ignacio Ruglio told Ovacion – via Football Italia – they had accepted a Sassuiolo offer for Agustin Alvarez.
“The offer is worth $12m (£9.8m) for 80 percent of his contract,” he said.
“Plus $2m (£1.7m) in bonuses based on performance-related targets achieved by the player.
“We accepted the offer and are waiting for confirmation.”
Now, Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to claim Alvarez to Sassuolo is a done deal.
“He can become a really great striker”
Arsenal are desperate for a new centre-forward ahead of next season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette no longer at the club.
Eddie Nketiah is the only senior centre-forward in Mikel Arteta’s ranks right now.
Scamacca would be a decent shout for Arsenal, in that he’s a young, talented and prolific striker.
Admittedly, there’s an element of risk in that Scamacca has no Premier League experience.
However, Arsenal scouts are said to have been very impressed by the 23-year-old (90Min).
And there have certainly been other glowing appraisals of Scamacca in recent months.
“He has everything to become a very, very good centre forward,” Italy manager Roberto Mancini said recently.
“He’s fast, powerful and technical. He can still improve, he can become a really great striker.”