Arsenal set for talks with Vucinic and Cuadrado agent - report

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The agent of Mirko Vucinic and Juan Cuadrado is claimed to be planning to hold talks with Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen on bringing in a striker this January – as injuries to Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott have depleted the Frenchman’s options up front.

The Gunners’ strike force was always a bit light – relying heavily on Olivier Giroud without much cover – and a veteran Vucinic stuck behind Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente at Juventus has emerged as a viable alternative.

Tottenham and West Ham have also been paired with the Montenegrin – who Arsenal reportedly want on loan – but the Emirates outfit look in pole position.

TuttoMercatoWeb have maintained that representative Alessandro Lucci is planning a meeting with the North London club to discuss Vucinic in Milan.

Even as talks have been thought to be ongoing with Juventus, the Italian source has claimed that Arsenal will jump out in front of the competition by establishing contact with the striker’s agent.

Furthermore, Lucci will discuss the future of another of his clients with the Gunners – Fiorentina winger Cuadrado – coveted by Europe’s top clubs.

The Colombian’s situation remains complicated, however – Udinese still own half of his rights – so a deal sending him to Wenger’s camp in January seems highly unlikely.

Cuadrado only spoke of his desire to remain in Florence on Thursday, citing his happiness at the Artemio Franchi and the need for continuity ahead of the World Cup.

As such, it appears that any talk surrounding the 25-year-old would be for a potential summer move.

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