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Rumour: Arsenal reignite interest in Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic

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4.41K   //    23 Jan 2014, 05:30 IST
Juventus' Vucinic celebrates after scoring a penalty against AS Roma during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin

Mirko Vucinic of Juventus

Arsenal could revive their interest in Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic  as his proposed move to Inter stalled, the Express report.

With Theo Walcott missing the remainder of the season and Nicklas Bendtner still injured, Arsene Wenger is in need of another striker to support Olivier Giroud in attack otherwise he risks burning his French forward out and having no one to replace him.

Rumours of a loan approach for Vucinic were quashed by Wenger who claimed to have no interest in the player but there seems to be some interest in Vucinic and it could be rekindled after the setback in his move to Inter.

Fredy Guarin was meant to be moving to Juventus as a straight swap for Vucinic but Inter’s fans rallied against the decision to let the south American go, so the former Italian champions pulled out of the deal.

A statement on Inter’s website read: “Internazionale would like to announce that we have decided not to proceed in negotiations with Juventus for the transfer between Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic.

“President Thohir, after discussions with Massimo Moratti, his son Angelomario and with the company directors, considered that the conditions were not met, technical or economical, to reach an agreement and has already given a mandate to the technical team to evaluate other opportunities in the market, with the aim to strengthen in respect of the economic parameters set by the Financial Fair Play.”