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Reports indicate that Arsenal could make a shock move for £38 million-rated Portugal and AC Milan Striker, Andre Silva in the January transfer window.
Having tracked the player for a while even before he signed for the Italian giants, reports state that Arsene Wenger is looking to snap him up as soon as possible, given the impending departures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Wenger is eager to find and secure a replacement Alexis Sanchez who has since failed to sign a contract extension at the club.
Wenger believes that Sanchez may have already made up his mind to exit the club at the next available opportunity, with Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG lurking in the corridors, waiting to pounce; and so, for him to avoid being caught in the cold, a replacement is absolutely necessary.
Signing Silva may bring more than just cover for Alexis Sanchez’s exit – if it does happen. Wenger also needs him to provide competition for Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck, and he can do that just well.
Milan, on the other hand, are in the middle of what may soon become a massive financial crisis.
If Arsenal table the right offer, they may not hesitate to sell the player, who is yet to register a single goal in Serie A this season, despite having scored six in the Europa league and another handful in the world cup qualifying stages for his country.