Arsenal are ready to switch to Plan B in their search for a new striker before the transfer window closes.
With a growing acceptance that Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahović is not interested in a switch to North London – he is said to want to join Juventus instead, they are now looking for alternatives.
Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad is one option, but he has a £58 million release clause, and the Swedish in international has hardly been prolific this season.
Now though the club are once again being linked with Luke Jović of Real Madrid, with reports in Spain suggesting they have been offered the chance to sign him on loan.
The 24-year old has struggled to live up to the expectations that surrounded him when Real paid Eintracht Frankfurt £52 million for him in 2019, but it is hoped that a change of scene could help him rediscover his scoring form again.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.