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Sport: Dušan Vlahović to Juventus: Transfer news and rumors as Fiorentina and Juve could reach deal for Serbian star

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The waiting game in the Dušan Vlahović sweepstakes might be coming to an end as a new front-runner has emerged which could lead to his Fiorentina exit in the coming days. Juventus have entered the fray and are now open to engage in talks with Fiorentina in search for an agreement, Sky Italia reports. The club will submit a proposal in the coming hours in hopes of landing the 21-year-old striker before the end of the January transfer window, CBS Sports insider Fabrizio Romano reports.

Vlahovic will leave Fiorentina in 2022 for a fee of around $85 million. © Provided by CBS Sports

Vlahovic will leave Fiorentina in 2022 for a fee of around $85 million.

Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè has expressed his openness to sell his star Serbian striker, but is waiting to hear back from his representation on whether or not they approve of a January exit. "Yes, we've received important bids for Vlahović in January, we're open to sell but we've never received an answer from his agents," Pradè told Sportitalia in an interview. In regards to Juventus being in the race for Vlahović's services, Pradè said: "Our doors are open. We'll wait for Dusan to decide, but we need an answer."

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Fiorentina are reported to be asking around €70 million -- just under $80 million -- for Vlahović, but at the same time are open to discuss with Juventus a possible departure in the next days before the end of window on Jan. 31. Vlahović and Fiorentina failed to reach an agreement to extend his current contract, with which expires in June 2023, which is why they're looking to cash in in the coming months.

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Vlahović is tied with Ciro Immobile of Lazio with 17 goals in the race for the Capocannoniere award for the top goal scorer in Serie A. A move to Juventus could cause a domino effect, with Álvaro Morata as a prime candidate to be squeezed out of the Bianconeri lineup before deadline day. Barcelona had expressed interest at the beginning of the month and the player would still be open for the move, Romano reports. A move for Vlahović could dictate the market for a few others suitors in the next days. The January transfer window is finally heating up in Serie A and the next hours will be key to understand what could potentially happen in the final week.

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