Arsenal could face competition from Juventus for young Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, understands.
The Gunners have recently emerged as suitors for the talented 20-year-old, who has been in fine form this season with 9 goals and 3 assists in 20 appearances for the Valencia first-team in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in an alternative to Olivier Giroud upfront, with the French target man the only realistic option for Arsenal upfront at the moment, though Bayern Munich are also thought to be monitoring his progress. It is no surprise to see interest in the talented youngster grow, and Juventus are now emerging as contenders to snap him up in the summer as they seek to make some changes to their attacking options. With the likes of Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella and loan signing Pablo Osvaldo likely to leave the Turin giants, manager Antonio Conte is looking for a young striker to rotate with first-choice pairing Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente. Wenger’s a big fan of Alcacer and I think he’ll be up there with our main targets this summer, an Arsenal source explained. “However, my understanding is that Juventus are also serious contenders, and they’d be tempting for any young player with their recent success. “Click here to enter and win two tickets to watch Arsenal – Swansea on Tuesday, 25th.