Bid made: Arsenal in serious transfer battle with Man United over £44m Serie A striker, expected bid made today, awaiting for final greenlight. - sportupdate
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Bid made: Arsenal in serious transfer battle with Man United over £44m Serie A striker, expected bid made today, awaiting for final greenlight.



Arsenal is engaged in a fierce transfer contest with Manchester United over £44

million. An offer is anticipated for a Serie A striker today; awaiting final approvalArsenal have purportedly “allocated” £43 million to acquire Bologna star and Manchester United target Joshua Zirkzee, according to the Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.It appears that the Gunners are eager to strengthen their front line through the acquisition of a new goal-scoring machine. In recent times, a multitude of strikers have been associated with potential transfers to the Emirates Stadium, with Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen being cited as their foremost candidates.


Nevertheless, both Toney and Osimhen are expected to cost the North London club over £100 million each, making it difficult for Mikel Arteta’s squad to entice either of their main targets to the Emirates Stadium. Thus, it would appear that Arsenal has begun to consider less expensive alternatives and has now identified Zirkzee as a primary target.Football Italia, citing and translating the print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, has reported that Arsenal has “set aside” £43 million to acquire Zirkzee and will submit the offer during the summer transfer window.The battle

According to the report, the Italian club believes the Dutchman is worth the approximate £69 million that Manchester United paid to acquire Rasmus Hojlund. Therefore, should the North London club submit a proposal, the Rossoblu will not approve it. To entice the Dutchman away from the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium, Arsenal will be compelled to pay an exorbitant sum.


Gazzetta dello Sport reports that in addition to the record Premier League champions, Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Zirkzee. Bayern Munich and AC Milan are also reportedly collaborating on a transfer for him. As a result, Arsenal anticipates intense competition from their rivals in an attempt to complete a deal for the 22-year-old.


Despite spending a substantial amount of money to acquire Hojlund, Manchester United appear to have been considering the acquisition of a new striker, as the Dane has struggled to perform at his peak during his rookie season in the English Premier League.


Zirkzee, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall, is a gifted athlete who, should he be acquired by Arsenal or Manchester United, would be an astute acquisition for either club. Nevertheless, due to his limited experience competing at the highest level, the forward may not be the most suitable candidate to assist the Gunners or the Red Devils in accomplishing their formidable goals. As a result, Manchester United or Arsenal would be best served to investigate alternative frontline reinforcement options.