Arsenal have been linked with a £60 million move to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina in January and if the move goes through, it could be very bad news for West Ham.
La Nazione recently claimed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is eyeing a mega money €70 million (£60 million) swoop for the 21-year-old Fiorentina hitman.
And the Italian newspaper suggests that should the Gunners signing the Serbia international, Fiorentina will look to replace him with either River Plate hitman Julian Alvarez or FC Basel striker Arthur Cabral.
West Ham boss David Moyes is desperate to strengthen his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium in January.
The Scot needs to bring in more competition and cover for Michail Antonio.
The Hammers may well have our work cut-out with two key transfer targets though.
Arsenal signing Dusan Vlahovic in January will cause West Ham a big problem
Hammers boss David Moyes has been linked with moves to sign at least 30 or 40 strikers since we sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
Either one of those two strikers would be absolutely sensational additions for West Ham.
We could have a big problem though if Arsenal end up winning the race for Vlahovic’s signature.
Fiorentina will then be in a real position of power financially and will most probably be able to blow us out the water in the race to sign either Cabral or Alvarez.
All we can do is make our move early. Get our ducks in a row and get a deal done ready to be actioned on January 1st.
Perhaps we may be able to beat Fiorentina to the punch? With Daniel Kretinsky now on the board, that is certainly a possibility at least.
If Arsenal wrap up a deal for Vlahovic though, our hopes of signing either Cabral or Alvarez will undoubtedly take somewhat of a hit.