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Dusan Vlahovic has opened up on his future amid reports that Chelsea have registered their interest in the player
He has not accepted Fiorentina’s offer of a new contract and his current deal will have just one year remaining at the end of the season, which means the Italian club would be likely to cash in if they receive a significant offer in the summer.
Speaking about his future on Monday, the Serbia international refused to be drawn on whether he would leave the Viola either in January or the summer.
‘I have stated this several times so far. A beautiful football story is being made here in Florence,’ he told Politika.
‘We have a good team, great football players, great support from the fans. It all deserves respect.
‘Only God knows what will happen in the next period. My wish is to bring Fiorentina to Europe, because we have not been in Europe for a long time.
‘I don’t know what can happen overnight. We’ll see.’
It is easy to see just why so many clubs are very much interested in trying to get a transfer deal done for the man. But right now he does not need to leave. He has a big future in the game, so why ruin that now.
We will keep a close eye on his development and will make a move if they believe he can lead this attack.
Chelsea are set for disappointment in their pursuit of Sergino Dest, with the right-back reportedly determined to fight for his future at Barcelona.
The start of the New Year in football signifies the opening of the transfer window and after the past month of struggle for the club, it might be a bit busier than anticipated for Tuchel
The German boss said himself at the start of the month that he was not planning a busy transfer window, but confirmation that Ben Chilwell needs surgery, and will be out until the new year means that he needs to add to that back-line.
There has been a number of players linked with a transfer move to the Bridge, and the latest name to to linked is that of Dest.
The right-sided defender, that can operate on the left, has become a reported target of the Blues as the board know Barcelona need funds in order to buy the quality of player Xavi needs to get the club back to the top of the game.
He is not the big time signing that most fans would like, but with Chilwell coming back in the summer, he is just needed as a short-term solution.
However, However, according to Catalan publication Sport, Dest is not even contemplating a January move as he is convinced he can succeed and become a key player in the second half of the campaign under newly-appointed head coach Xavi.
It’s claimed the Dutch-born American remains fully focussed on overcoming Covid-19 – after testing positive for the virus prior to Barca’s clash with Mallorca – and is intent on putting his persistent back problems behind him.
Dest is a high-quality defender that has the versatility to be a real asset to this squad, so it is a shame to see that he wants to stay put…for now
Dusan Vlahovic has become a target and Chelsea have registered their interest in a potential deal
He is the current top goalscorer in Serie A with 16 goals in 19 outings this season, and is being linked with a whole host of top European clubs as he enters the final 18 months of his contract in Florence.
We are one of four clubs in the race for Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports in Italy, where a move to Arsenal or Tottenham is also being ruled out, as clubs circle for that £48 million valuation he has around his head.
Rerports have claimed Fiorentina are considering a sale given Vlahovic’s stock is currently sky-high as he enters the final 18 months of his contract,’ the report in he Express states.
There appears to be no way back for him in Florence – despite being offered the chance to become the highest-paid player in La Viola’s history.
Instead, Vlahovic wants to make the next step in his career after matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s calendar year record of 33 goals in 2021
We would love to see Vlahovic in the Premier League, he really does have great potential and right now, but at the end of the day, we already have a striker in that squad that will probably play every game
The club would be a great move for the lad to make, but only if he is the number one hitman at the club. So if he does decide to come to the Premier League in the next couple of windows, we would be surprised to see him make that move to Stamford Bridge.
As we said, he does not want to be sitting on the bench every week, and we seemingly do not have the space in the squad to fit him in.
But he will develop into a top-class striker
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