Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal with Juventus to take striker Mirko Vucinic on loan until the end of the season, according to reports in Football Italia.
The Montenegrin striker has struggled to get in to the side at the Juventus Stadium this season, falling behind Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in the pecking order and has started just four games in Serie A so far this season.
The 30 year old has been linked with several clubs this month and was on the verge of joining Inter Milan in a swap deal with Fredy Guarin before the Nerazzurri pulled out of the deal at the last minute.
The report suggests that Arsenal and Juventus have agreed terms on a deal to loan Vucinic until the end of the season and that the Montenegrin is expected to fly into London on Thursday to undergo a medical, however the deal is dependent on Juventus being able to land Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo. Osvaldo has been suspended by the Saints following a training ground bust up with a team mate and the Italian club are now reportedly interested in taking him to Serie A.
The report has been further fueled by his agent Alessandro Lucci has also revealed that his client has been asked to train separately although he never requested for a move. He said:
Vucinic spoke with Conte and they have agreed he will train apart in these last days of the transfer market because he is involved in some possible negotiations.
But I want to say that Mirko has never asked to be sold.
Vucinic is not exactly an out and out striker like Olivier Giroud, but rather favours the secondary striker role and he has largely impressed in that position for Juventus last term. He could fill a void for Arsenal in the short term, but having represented Juve in the Champions League this season he would be cup-tied and not eligible for Arsenal in that competition.
He might not add to the quality of the side but will be a good option to have from the bench, but if he hits a run of form then he could prove a vital cog in the title race. His signing will now depend on how negotiations go between Southampton and Juve for Osvaldo.
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