Juventus tell Arsenal Vucinic price

Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta has reportedly named the price that Arsenal would have to pay to sign striker Mirko Vucinic.

Arsenal are said to be knocking on Juventus' door for out-of-favour marksman Mirko Vucinic and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Old Lady have given the Gunners a valuation.

Vucinic's position at Juventus has been compromised by the strong strike partnership between Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

The Montenegro international scored a penalty against former club Roma during Juventus' 3-0 win, but he has had limited involvement due to injury and being seen as second choice.

Tottenham had been linked to Vucinic, but it seems that their North London rivals Arsenal are now the keenest club looking for his services.

Tuttomercatoweb reported yesterday that Arsenal officials had met with Vucinic's agent Alessandro Lucci to discuss the player's future.

And today La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Juventus have told Arsenal they want just under £10m for Vucinic and that they aren't open to a loan.

Arsenal had reportedly been looking for a temporary paid loan until June, which could turn permanent if the 30-year-old fits in.

Juventus want cash to spend in the winter market as they remain in the hunt for various players including Manchester United's Nani and Jeremy Menez of Paris Saint-Germain.

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