The Bianconeri have reportedly agreed a fee of €75 million for Vlahovic, who is keener on a switch to the former Serie A champions than to Arsenal. The development will come as a blow to Arsenal, who will now have to quickly assess other targets to strengthen their attack.
As per Romano, the north London club have Real Sociedad forward Aleksander Isak high on their transfer wish list:
“They will try to sign a striker they will try and try and try. They wanted Vlahovic since October, but now they are going to check out some other options. They were offered the chance to sign Luka Jovic on loan, but at the moment that isn’t the priority for either side, both the club and the player."
“Alexander Isak is one of the most appreciated players on their list. They love him, they literally love him. He’s at the same level of Vlahovic in terms of appreciation for the Gunners, but it will be difficult to sign this player in January as Real Sociedad are keen to keep this player until the end of the season,” Romano said on the Here We Go Podcast.
Arsenal will not find it easy to sign Isak
Aleksandar Isak has progressed well at Real Sociedad, and the Spanish side handed him a new four-year contract in 2022 that has a €90 million release clause in it. The Swede has made 115 appearances across competitions for the club, scoring 41 goals and giving nine assists.
The forward reportedly wants to spend the rest of the season at Real Sociedad, who are hoping to finish in the top four. They are currently two points behind fourth position in the league table.