Arsenal linked with shock bid for ‘super’ Mario

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Highly rated Schalke striker Mario Gavranovic is being lined up as a potential summer signing for Arsenal according to talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old star has been a key figure in Schalke’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals, scoring in their 3-1 last-16 second leg victory against Valencia to seal a 4-2 aggregate win.

His impressive performances in Europe as well as the Bundesliga have alerted the attention of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who is in the market for striker additions when the transfer window reopens in June.

He has earmarked Gavranovic as a potential signing, and is considering a £7million bid to try and bring him to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.


The Croatian-born forward has made nine appearances for the Swiss under-21 national side, but is eligible to play for either Croatia or Switzerland.

If he were to chose the latter, and stand by the nation who have pushed him through the international ranks, he would team up with current Arsenal star Johan Djourou.

The crocked defender, who is believed to be sidelined for the remainder of the season is rumoured to have brought Gavranovic to the attention of Wenger.

Djourou could still play a vital part in convincing the Bundesliga star to move to Arsenal at the end of the current campaign, should the Gunners proceed with attempts to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

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