Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal have last laugh as Edu orchestrates €80m striker capture to deny Newcastle; Man Utd gem’s next move under discussion

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic

Dusan Vlahovic is being linked with a Juventus exit and Arsenal appear to be one of the striker’s main admirers again, while someone who has impressed on loan away from Man Utd is being lined up for his next move – all in Tuesday’s Euro transfer gossip.


Arsenal are especially interested in signing Juventus striker, Dusan Vlahovic, for whom the Serie A side are asking for their €80m investment back.

That’s according to Tuttomercatoweb, which also suggests Newcastle are interested in the Serbia international but reminds that Arsenal were one of his main admirers before he joined Juventus.

Indeed, back in January 2022, Arsenal put a lot of effort into adding Vlahovic to their squad. Ultimately, Fiorentina sold him to Juventus instead.

Vlahovic hasn’t been a disaster since, but it’s fair to say Juventus haven’t quite got their money’s worth yet. Now, with Champions League participation out of the equation next season, the 23-year-old could be considering his future.

He has already been linked with Man Utd recently, but according to TMW, his main suitors in the Premier League are Arsenal and Newcastle.

All eyes will be on Arsenal after their previous failure to beat Juventus to his signature. A year and a half later, they could have the last laugh by prising him away from the Old Lady.

To sign him, though, they would have to meet Juventus’ valuation of Vlahovic. Ideally, the Turin outfit want to recoup the €80m they paid for him.

In other words, a deal could be possible for Arsenal to sign Vlahovic for around £69m. If he can get back to his best, he might be an upgrade on Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazil international initially made a good impression after joining from Manchester City, but soon lost his momentum prior to some injury issues as well.

Arsenal addressing attack as Juventus find Vlahovic replacement

Arsenal are currently assessing the balance of their frontline for next season. Eddie Nketiah is the main deputy to Jesus, while Folarin Balogun has impressed out on loan with Reims, but would only return with guarantees of regular starts.

If Arsenal aren’t entirely convinced he is ready for that step, though, they might have more faith in a big signing like Vlahovic.

Per TMW, Bayern Munich are out of the race to sign him for the kind of fee that Juventus are holding out for. Arsenal or Newcastle, though, could be able to pay up.

Both of them are back in the Champions League for next season, so have exciting projects to join. Newcastle already spent big on a striker last summer too, when they added Alexander Isak to their squad.

Therefore, Arsenal may still have the edge for Vlahovic, although only time will tell if either of them firm up a bid for him.

Meanwhile, Juventus have – according to the report – identified Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund as an ideal replacement for their €80m man.

Hojlund, who has also been linked with similar Premier League clubs, could cost a cheaper transfer fee of around €50m. Hence, Juventus could modify their attack for a negative net spend.

Arsenal, though, would have to match their transfer record to play their part in the chain of events.


Feyenoord are ready for internal talks about a swoop for Man Utd winger, Amad Diallo, after his loan spell at Sunderland. (

Man City have emerged as contenders to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, but Real Madrid also like the left-back. (AS)

Arsenal have made a lucrative offer to sign Real Valladolid right-back, Ivan Fresneda. (Bild)

Manuel Ugarte would prefer to join Chelsea than PSG, with the Blues now offering David Datro Fofana to Sporting on loan as a counterpart for the midfielder. (Record)

Unai Emery wants Aston Villa to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid this summer. (Marca)

Newcastle have held talks with the representatives of RB Leipzig winger, Dominik Szoboszlai. (Sky Sports Germany)

Daniel Levy is not interested in Eden Hazard despite rumours of Tottenham being offered the former Chelsea winger by Real Madrid in return for Harry Kane. (Marca)

Arsenal are willing to pay Man City for Joao Cancelo, whereas Barcelona would only take the right-back on loan. (Diario Sport)

AC Milan are getting more optimistic of signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea, potentially for €20m rather than €25m. (Calciomercato)


Aston Villa and Juventus are battling for the €50m signing of Villarreal centre-back, Pau Torres. (Diario Sport)

Adrian has signed a new contract to stay at Liverpool for another season as one of the backup goalkeepers. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sergio Busquets has suggested Barcelona should try to sign Rodri from Manchester City as his own replacement. (RAC1)

Brighton are preparing to announce the free signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Mahmoud Dahoud. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lazio are looking into a swoop for Callum Hudson-Odoi after the Chelsea winger spent the season on loan with Bayer Leverkusen. (Calciomercato)

Man City are ready to loan out Savinho again despite the winger impressing with Brazil at the under-2o World Cup. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are interested in paying up to €7m to sign RB Leipzig midfielder, Tom Krauss. (Sky Sports Germany)

Vincent Kompany is keen for Burnley to sign Georges Mikautadze from Metz after he was named the best player in Ligue 2, and Gent’s Gift Orban is now on his radar too. (Sacha Tavolieri)


Lionel Messi’s father has accepted a record-breaking, two-year contract offer for his son to join Al Hilal on terms worth more than double what Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Al Nassr. (Foot Mercato)

Bayern Munich have begun discussing a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund left-back, Raphael Guerreiro. (Sky Sports Germany)

Inter have made an approach to Nacho ahead of the defender’s contract with Real Madrid expiring. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid have made an offer to Marcus Thuram ahead of the Borussia Monchengladbach forward becoming a free agent. (L’Equipe)

Real Madrid’s talks to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund have reached an advanced stage. (AS)

Raphinha has told his entourage that he doesn’t want to leave Barcelona just one year after his arrival from Leeds United. (Diario Sport)


Victor Orta could swap one relegated side for another, having offered his services to Espanyol after leaving his role as Leeds United’s sporting director. (RAC1)

Luis Enrique has put talks with Napoli on hold while waiting for clarity over their plans, and the Brazil job has become an alternative for him. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Benjamin Pavard has told Bayern Munich he won’t be extending his contract beyond 2024, making a summer exit more likely for the defender. (Sky Sports Germany)

Real Madrid could bring back Joselu from Espanyol – also formerly of Stoke and Newcastle – as a new deputy for Karim Benzema. (AS)

Galatasaray are plotting a double swoop for Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria, who are both leaving Juventus. (Calciomercato)

Werder Bremen want to sign Mikkel Kaufmann from Copenhagen after the forward’s loan spell with Karlsruhe. (Kicker)