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Report: Arsenal and Edu are ready to submit an offer for a £102m striker, with the possibility of cut-price deal…



Arsenal and Edu are set to make a bid for a striker worth £102m, considering a potential reduced-price agreement.


Edu is gearing up to present an offer on behalf of Arsenal for a striker valued at £102 million, with the possibility of securing the player for a lower fee through negotiations.


Edu sets sights on acquiring a new striker for Arsenal ahead of the pre-season tour.


Arsenal will kick off their pre-season tour in the USA on July 24, starting their preparations for the 2024/2025 season with a match against Bournemouth in Los Angeles.


Recent reports indicate that Arsenal are eager to secure a top striker before the start of their pre-season tour, giving them a limited window to finalize a deal if they hope to make a swift acquisition this summer.


Mikel Arteta’s team netted an impressive 90-plus goals in the previous Premier League season, resulting in a total of 89 points on the table. This achievement saw them narrowly miss out on their first title in two decades to Manchester City.


There is a widespread belief that a top-notch center-forward could be the crucial missing element in Arteta’s squad.


Arsenal made an attempt to secure RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko during the summer transfer window, even making an offer for the Slovenian player. However, Sesko opted to stay at his current club and sign a new contract instead.


The 21-year-old would have been a smart acquisition, especially considering reports suggesting that he was available for the price of his previous £55 million release clause, following a season where he scored 18 goals across all competitions.


Unfortunately, Arsenal missed out on what could have been a significant signing, leading to a number of other strikers being linked with the club.


The Gunners are rumored to be interested in Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres and Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee as potential alternatives to Sesko, with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen also being considered.


The Serie A’s top scorer is Osimhen, who has scored 65 goals in 108 league matches for Napoli since his transfer from Lille for £69 million four years ago.


Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in signing Osimhen, as journalist Ben Jacobs mentioned in February.


Jacobs stated, “We cannot discount Arsenal’s chances in the pursuit of Osimhen.” PSG is also keen on Osimhen and is prepared to make a move in the transfer market following Kylian Mbappe’s potential departure.


Sources indicate that Osimhen’s preference is the Premier League, which bodes well for Chelsea and Arsenal. He is seeking a weekly wage of around £250,000, a figure that all three clubs are willing to meet.


Edu is reportedly ready to submit a bid for Osimhen on behalf of Arsenal.


Recent reports from Spain suggest that Arsenal is still actively pursuing the striker. It is rumored that Edu and Arsenal are prepared to make an offer for Osimhen, who could be available for less than his £102 million release clause if negotiations are initiated and Napoli’s hand is forced by other clubs.


Arsenal may need to increase their salary offer significantly, considering that his reported wage demands of £250,000 per week would place Osimen as the third-highest paid player at Hale End.