Report: Arsenal just £8.5m away from deal over striker who 'has everything'
Arsenal have been linked with Gianluca Scamacca in recent months.
Back in January, the Gunners apparently enquired about the Sassuolo and Italy striker.
Now, it looks as though Arsenal are making their move for Scamacca.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport – via Sport Witness – the Gunners have made Sassuolo an offer.
However, the Serie A side has reportedly rejected Arsenal’s initial bid.
The Gunners had apparently offered €32m (£27.2m) plus bonuses for a total of just under €40m (£34m).
However, Sassuolo have reportedly taken a ‘strong stance’ in terms of a transfer and want at least €50m (£42.5m).
That said, Scamacca’s club is apparently willing to be ‘adaptable with bonuses and payment terms‘.
Either way, Arsenal need to up their overall package by at least €10m (£8.5m).
“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, extremely 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.”
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