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Arsenal have been given a major boost in their hunt for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic.

The striker has turned down a new contract with the Serie A side which would’ve made him the highest-paid player in their history.

The Serbian forward, 21, now has 21 months left on his contract, putting the Gunners and all other interested parties on high alert.

Meanwhile, Bernd Leno’s omission from the Arsenal first-team is having a negative impact on his international career with Germany.

German manager Hansi Flick is reportedly considering axing Leno from his squad due to his lack of games at domestic level.

The 29-year-old has lost his place in the Gunners line-up to new signing Aaron Ramsdale.

And to get himself back in Flick’s good books, the keeper may consider a move away from The Emirates in future.

Another player reportedly eyeing a transfer away from North London is Gunners winger Gabriel Martinelli.

The Brazilian may try and force through a transfer exit due to his lack of playing time under Mikel Arteta. The Mirror claim.

Finally, in a show of good faith, Arsenal have deferred the payments that Derby County owe them for Polish star Krystian Bielik for the time-being.

The Rams are in financial trouble after going into administration last month and still owed the Gunners £8million for Bielik.

Wayne Rooney’s side were supposed to pay £1.4m of that sum this month, but Arsenal have waived the fee until next year, giving the Rams time to sort themselves out, The Telegraph reported.

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