Luka Jovic: Arsenal set to launch £170k-a-week deal for Real Madrid striker

Luka Jovic: Arsenal set to launch £170k-a-week deal for Real Madrid striker

- Luka Jovic is on the radar of Premier League club Arsenal

- Reports have it that the Gunners are looking to offer the Serbian a £170k-a-week deal

- Ex-Gunners chief Ivan Gazidis could however the scupper plans

Luka Jovic has become a major target for Arsenal who are looking to offer him a £170k-a-week deal, but reports say ex-Gunners chief Ivan Gazidis could scupper the plans.

Mikel Arteta is said to be monitoring the player’s situation closely ahead of the summer transfer window with concerns that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is out of contract next year might leave.

Also, with the future of Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates uncertain, Arsenal are looking to lure Jovic out of the Santiago Bernabeu for £170,000-a-week.

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The Serbian striker joined Los Blancos last summer for £54million but he has not been able to replicate the form he has at Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 27 times in 48 appearances last season.

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However, former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell is unsure Jovic is the right fit for Arteta's side.

"Well, does he fit in with what they do? I don't think so," he told AFTV, cited in SunSport.

"So again, Mikel Arteta is going to have to think on his feet and he's going to have to be smart with how he does it because I think to play in the system Mikel Arteta wants, you need specialist players in different positions.

"At Arsenal, there's an imbalance there."

Luka Jovic: Arsenal set to launch £170k-a-week deal for Real Madrid striker
Luka Jovic in action at Real Madrid. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen’s impressive season has attracted top clubs including Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal, but his Ligue 1 club Lille are looking to make good cash from his move.

The Nigerian is getting a lot of attention as Serie A side Napoli are also lurking around in a bid to earn the 21-year-old’s signature.

He grabbed 18 goals for the Ligue 1 outfit at the just concluded season as mass exodus looms at the club with reports that Mike Maignan, Boubakary Soumare and Gabriel Magalhaes all linked with a move away from the club.

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But manager Christophe Galtier is not prepared to let his stars go on the cheap and has slapped a huge asking price on Osimhen. earlier reported that Spanish League giants Real Madrid have reportedly jumped in the chase for German youngster Kai Havertz who has been dubbed new Michael Ballack.

The 21-year-old attacker has scored 15 goals and eight assists for his Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen across competitions this campaign. He has however been linked away from the club despite having a deal with them until the summer of 2022.

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