Arsenal have held talks with the agent of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
Director of Football Edu Gaspar has held background discussions with the player’s representative to sound him out a move to the Emirates in the summer.
Striker is top of the priority list for the Gunners in the summer, especially if they succeed in bring Champions League football back to the Emirates.
Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, who have scored four Premier League goals between them, are both out of contract and expected to leave in the summer.
Nunez, a Uruguayan international, as scored 26 times for the Portuguese club this season, meeting, on the face of it, the prerequisite that Mikel Arteta insists the club is looking for – namely somebody who can put the ball in the back of the net.
At, at the age of just 22, he also fits the age profile of player which the club are trying to attract to North London.
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