Arsenal's £35million bid for Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca 'is REBUFFED' as striker 'waits to sign for a rival Italian club' rather than make move to Gunners
- Gianluca Scamacca has rejected a move to Arsenal 'following a £35 million bid'
- The striker is reportedly holding out to sign with an Italian giant this summer
- The Italian scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for Sassuolo last campaign
- Arsenal are short of options in attack after Alexandre Lacazette's exit to Lyon
Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca has reportedly declined a move to the Emirates after Arsenal made £35 million bid to sign him.
The Gunners were keeping tabs on the striker during his breakthrough season at Sassuolo and have made an offer of £35 million plus bonuses in 'recent weeks', according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla.
But Scamacca, who netted 16 Serie A goals in 36 appearances last season, is believed to have rebuffed Arsenal's offer in the hope of signing for an Italian giant this summer.
Gianluca Scamacca is reportedly prioritising a move to an Italian giant this summer
Arsenal were keen to sign him and had their £35 million bid rejected according to reports
In reference to the Arsenal deal, La Gazetta dello Sport claim that ‘the train stopped almost immediately’ as the 'patient' 23-year-old 'wants to give priority to any proposals from Serie A’.
The North London club are in need of a striker having let both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette leave the Emirates in 2022.
Lacazette decided to reunite with former club Lyon on a free transfer earlier this week after five years at the club.
Scamacca has reportedly attracted interest from Inter Milan although it is believed no formal offer has yet been made this summer.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is now short on attackers following Alexandre Lacazette's departure
As it stands, the Italian giants seem more focused on securing deals with reported transfer targets Paulo Dybala and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who each are out of contract in July.
Unsettled Romelu Lukaku has also been linked with a move back to the San Siro although Chelsea are unlikely to let him return on the cheap after spending over £100 million on the Belgian last summer.
Unless Arsenal are able to lure a new striker to North London, manager Mikel Arteta could start the season with Eddie Nketiah the only recognised centre forward amongst the squad.
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