Fiorentina director Joe Barone reiterates they have ‘not received any’ offers for Dusan Vlahovic and demand ‘clarity’ from the player and his entourage amid Juventus and Arsenal talk.

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Vlahovic and Riccardo Saponara are out of this trip after testing positive for COVID-19, but the focus is always on the Serbian striker due to the transfer market.

“I want to talk about Fiorentina, who are playing today and deserve all the focus of the club and fans,” Barone told Sky Sport Italia with some irritation.

There have been reports this week that Arsenal are ready to offer €70m, while Juventus are bidding €35m plus Dejan Kulusevski for Vlahovic.

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“We talk every day about this, we said a lot recently, Fiorentina have not received any offers. We have been very clear, we are open to anything, but we want clarity,” added director Barone.

“We want clarity from the player and his entourage. Fiorentina have a future, which isn’t just today’s game, but also the future of a group, a fanbase, a city. We need to concentrate on that too.”

The Italian reports insist that Vlahovic has no intention of moving to the Premier League or Arsenal, so is prepared to turn down even far more lucrative proposals.

His mind seems set on Juventus, where he would follow the path set by Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi towards the Viola’s arch-rivals in Turin.

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