Huge agents’ fees are stalling Arsenal hopes of signing Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic this month.
Arsenal are willing to pay Fiorentina €70million – around £58.5m – for Vlahovic’s services. He has 18 months remaining on his existing deal.
However, Ansa reports the Gunners are yet to persuade the Serb to swap Tuscany for London.
Money is also thought to be a problem, as Vlahovic’s agents want €18m (£15m) to sanction the deal.
Sky Italia says the €18m will be split between the player and his agents. The striker will receive €8m (£6.7m) as a signing on fee and his representatives will pocket the remaining £10m (£8.3m).
Vlahovic’s team are also allegedly demanding 20 per cent of any future sales, which would have a major impact on his valuation.