Arsenal and PIF suffer a blow for the 23-year-old striker, the title-winning team have made their choice

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Arsenal and Newcastle United have suffered a blow in the race for Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, with Inter Milan opening talks for the Serie A striker.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter transfer managers Giovanni Carnevali and Beppe Marotta have met over the past few weeks to discuss a move to Scamacca, with reigning champions Scudetto keen to sign the striker as well as his Sassuolo teammate Davide Frattesi.

According to the report, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig made moves for the 23-year-old in January, however, Scamacca were keen to stay with Sassuolo to continue his development, with Arsenal and Newcastle also eyeing the striker.

As FC Inter News reports, Premier League clubs are both keen on the Italian, who has been compared to Swedish and Serie A legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his attacking style of play.

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With Inter now moving to Scamacca, the news will come as a blow to the PIF-backed owners of Arsenal and Newcastle, with the forward being one of the most exciting talents in European football.

With nine Serie A goals this season, Scamacca is forging a strong reputation in Italy, and his style of play and obvious potential have been a strong indicator of why Arsenal and Inter are interested in the youngster.

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While Newcastle fulfilled their striker needs in January with Chris Wood, Arsenal did not sign anyone in winter to act as their long-term option to lead the line, and Scamacca could be a candidate if Inter fail. to sign the striker.

Athletic, ball-holding and impressive in build-up play, Scamacca could be a cheaper alternative to Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Arsenal this summer if Inter struggle to secure a deal for the 23-year-old. old this summer.

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