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Arsenal ready to strike a deal for top transfer target in January

Arsenal would prefer to secure a deal for their top transfer target in January, despite facing financial challenges

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Arsenal’s quest for a potent striker intensifies as the upcoming January transfer window looms large on the horizon. 

Positioned once again as contenders for the Premier League title, the Gunners find themselves navigating a fiercer competition this season, prompting Mikel Arteta to explore potential reinforcements and avoid the disappointment suffered in the previous campaign.

The primary focus for Arsenal has been the acquisition of a new goal-scoring talisman, a pursuit that has fueled speculation and linked the club to several high-profile names. Among these prospects is Ivan Toney, a 27-year-old striker generating considerable attention as he anticipates a return to top-flight football in January. 

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While earlier reports have both suggested and debunked Arsenal’s interest in Toney, a recent update from The Independent suggests that the club is actively “investigating” the feasibility of securing Toney in the upcoming transfer window. 

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney (Image credit: Getty Images)

The preference, it seems, is to finalise the deal in January, with a speculated transfer fee of £80 million—a figure not without its considerations, given the watchful eye of Financial Fair Play regulations.

In addition to Toney, Victor Osimhen has emerged as another striker on Arsenal’s radar. However, Napoli’s reported asking price of £130 million places him well beyond the club’s financial comfort zone. 

Undeterred, Arsenal are exploring the option of offloading some players in the new year to bolster their transfer funds. Eddie Nketiah is identified in the report as a potential candidate for departure, with his sale anticipated to fetch a considerable sum.

Arteta, while open to the possibility of parting ways with Nketiah, still values the player within his squad. The dynamics surrounding Nketiah’s future promise an intriguing subplot as the transfer window unfolds.

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