Report: Arsenal might now have missed out on 'excellent' £43m forward after weekend update
Arsenal could be in for yet more misery in their search for a new striker, with AC Milan preparing to strike for Gianluca Scamacca.
According to reports in Italy from Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are eyeing up a move for Scamacca to compliment the the addition of Liverpool forward, Divock Origi.
The Italian champions are looking to build on last season’s success and add more firepower to the ranks. In Origi, they know they’re getting a player who will be determined to prove his worth as a first-team regular. However, Milan are also well aware of what Scamacca can bring to the table.
Of course, Arsenal have been linked with Italian forward, albeit there are rumours that some of the Gunners coaching staff hold doubts over the Sassuolo ace.
Regardless of how serious Arsenal’s interest is though, Milan’s emergence as a potential destination means it’s yet another blow for the Gunners. Their hopes of signing Gabriel Jesus seem to have gone backwards in the last few weeks, while in January they were pipped to Dusan Vlahovic by Juventus.
Sassuolo are thought to be wanting around £43m for Scamacca. Gazzetta suggests Milan will come in with an opening offer just below that mark.
TBR’s View: Arsenal Should Move On From Scamacca
Something just doesn’t sit quite right when it comes to Arsenal and Scamacca. The striker doesn’t quite seem to fit the mold of what Mikel Arteta wants, and with that, the Gunners might be best walking away.
Now, with Milan interested and Italian players often being keen to stay in the country with the biggest clubs if they can, it might be the final warning Arsenal need to walk away.
The Gunners need to pursue Gabriel Jesus, in all honesty. He is perfect for them, and fits so much better than Scamacca.