Arsenal in talks over £8m Spurs striker target

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Arsenal are in talks with Juventus over the signing of Mirko Vucinic, according to reports.

TalkSPORT understands that the two clubs are negotiating a move for the Montenegro international, but a stumbling block has arisen and the move ‘hangs in the balance’.

Arsene Wenger is keen to add some depth to the Arsenal strike force following Nicklas Bendtner’s injury, the report claims, with Vucinic on the radar at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Wenger wants to bring the player to north London on loan until the end of the season, whilst the Serie ‘A’ giants want to offload the player to the Gunners permanently in an £8million deal.

With Olivier Giroud the only fit senior striker currently available to the Arsenal boss, such a deal could tempt the Frenchman. However, work will still need to be done at the negotiating table in Turin.

The claims come on the same day that TuttoMercatoWeb claim the Gunners are also set to meet with the player's agent tomorrow to potentially discuss a deal.

They aren’t the only club from north London keen on the player though, with reports last month claiming Tottenham Hotspur were considering a move for the 30-year-old.

Spurs are another side lacking options up-front, with Jermain Defoe set to leave White Hart Lane for pastures new in America next month.

Whether the interest of their rivals triggers Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood into action remains to be seen, but both parties have a fortnight to conclude their business in the window.

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