£26m striker holds talks with United & Arsenal - reports

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The agent of Roma striker Mirko Vucinic has been in England to hold talks with Manchester United and Arsenal over a proposed transfer, according to Sky Sport 24.

Vucinic, 27, scored on 10 occasions in 33 appearances for the Serie A club last season, but his future at the Stadio Olimpico has been in doubt for a number of months.

The Montenegro international is said to be keen to secure a move in order to find regular first team football and has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Blackpool in the past.

But it would appear he has his sights set even higher with United and Arsenal allegedly interested in his signature, but the Barclays Premier League rivals may be put off by his hefty £26 million price-tag - reports Sky Sport 24.

Given Vucinic's age, this supposed valuation is unlikely to appeal to either United or Arsenal, with the two clubs more likely to focus on acquiring players with a potentially greater sell-on value.

Arsenal are known to be in the market for a goalscorer this summer and, besides Vucinic, they have inevitably been linked with numerous potential signings.

Internacional's Leandro Damiao is supposedly on the Arsenal radar, while Karim Benzema has an admirer in Arsene Wenger.


Sir Alex Ferguson, meanwhile, seems to be happy with his current forward lot and is expected to make the majority of his reinforcements in midfield.

United lost Paul Scholes to retirement at the end of last season, while Owen Hargreaves was released and Darron Gibson has been hotly-tipped to leave Old Trafford.

To replace them the United boss has reportedly identified Luka Modric and Daniele De Rossi, while wing wizards Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez are also in the Scot's plans.

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