Wednesday, 29th January, 2014
UPDATE: Juventus demand loan fee for Vucinic which threatens to scupper deal
Arsenal have reached an agreement with Juventus to loan striker Mirko Vucinic for the remainder of the season.
Vucinic is due in London tomorrow for talks with the Gunners and, all being well, should undergo a medical with the English club, if he consents to the switch.
The Montenegro international had been poised to join Inter earlier this month, as part of a deal to take midfielder Fredy Guarin to Turin.
But that fell through and, according to Italian daily Tuttosport, Vucinic is heading to Arsenal, if he gives it the green light.
Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the striker could leave, but continued to play it cool over whether he actually will.
"Vucinic? He will go if we ask him. This, however, has not yet happened", he was quoted as saying by Calcio Mercato.
Arsenal have been keen to bolster their attacking firepower, and their urgency only increased when Theo Walcott suffered a season-ending injury.
They may have found their man in Vucinic.