Arsenal Agree €60m Fee For Zirkzee

Arsenal are moving closer to the signing of Bologna forward and former Bayern Munich player Joshua Zirkzee.

Zirkzee is enjoying a brilliant season at Bologna with the La Rossa very much on track to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

And with Serie A set to be granted a fifth place in next season’s expanded format, it would take a pretty hefty collapse for Bologna to miss out now.

However, the flipside of their success is that a number of top clubs are starting to pay close attention to a number of their prized assets.

According to reports in the Italian media one of Serie A’s smaller side could see their squad picked apart this summer – starting with in-demand coach Motta, who is wanted by Juventus.

But it is Zirkzee who is attracting the most attention with Juve, AC Milan and Inter Milan showing interest in the brilliant 22-year-old.

Now according to Wednesday’s Tuttosport, via Team Talk, it is Arsenal who lead that race, having recently met with the striker’s agent to offer him a deal worth €6m a year (£100,000 a week), which has already been accepted by his entourage.

It is suggested that Arsenal have also already negotiated a fee for his services for €60m (£51.6m).

Gunners sporting director Edu Gaspar has looked at a number of attacking options this summer to strengthen the Arsenal attack, with neither Gabriel Jesus or Eddie Nketiah seen as prolific enough.

And while the likes of Victor Osimhen, Ivan Toney, Viktor Gyokeres and Alexander Isak have all been considered, it’s reported that Edu feels that Zirkzee best fits their profile and offers best value for money this summer.

Born to a Dutch father and a Nigerian mother, Zirkzee has scored 11 , provided four assists in 31 appearances in his second season in Serie A.

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