Vlahovic is one of the hottest properties in the transfer market and is the top target for Arsenal as they look to add a new striker to their ranks.


The Gunners are claimed to be open to forking out as much as €70m to snare away the Serbian from Florence this month, with La Viola open to letting him go for the right price.



Ex-Fiorentina star Orlandini has revealed he is open to seeing Vlahovic leave for €70m this month, but offered words of caution for the club as he feels it could scupper their European hopes.


Asked whether he would let Vlahovic join Arsenal for €70m this month, Orlandini told Italian outlet Tutto Mercato: “Yes, but I’d be happier to have him here until June in the hope of qualifying for Europe.”



Arsenal are facing strong competition for Vlahovic from Serie A giants Juventus, who have submitted a bid that includes €35m in addition to winger Dejan Kulusevski, but Orlandini insists Fiorentina should not sell their hitman for that offer.


“Under these conditions I wouldn’t do it [sell Vlahovic to Juventus in a player plus cash deal].



“What does Fiorentina do with another winger?


“At this moment, the ideal thing would be for Vlahovic to stay in Florence until the end [of the season].


“Then let’s see if there is a possibility of him to extending his contract.”


The clock is winding down on the transfer window and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will manage to strike a deal with Fiorentina for the in-demand striker.