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According to The Mirror, Arsenal are interested in a move for CSKA Moscow forward Fedor Chalov, who is also attracting the attention of Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Well, the Gunners seem to have the prolific Russian in their sights, although they face a lot of competition to land the striker.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are also keen, whilst Monaco and Sevilla have one eye on the situation.
Chalov enjoyed an excellent 2018/19 campaign in which he finished as the Russian Premier League top scorer with 15 goals – he also netted against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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The 21-year-old also weighed in with seven assists in the league, whilst grabbing two goals in his six Champions League appearances last term to make his total tally for the season an impressive 17.
His exquisite campaign has seen him rated at £20m, and you can certainly see why so many top clubs are keeping tabs on him.
As we all know, this current market is a little bit crazy.
However, a move for Chalov would be far better for Arsenal rather than seeing them continue to punch well above their weight financially with moves for Nicolas Pepe and Wilfried Zaha.
David Ornstein has revealed that the Gunners don’t have enough to land the €80m-rated Pepe, whilst Zaha’s camp have expressed doubts over the north London-based side’s financial capacity to land the Ivory Coast international.
There is no point wasting time pursuing deals like this. Chalov is rated at just £20m in comparison and although he’s a front-man rather than a winger, he’s the type of player Arsenal should be targeting this summer instead of well-known stars with huge valuations.