Arsenal started negotiations with No.9 Russian centre-forward

Gunners interested in signing CSKA Moscow star Fedor Chalov and prepare to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. London club have problems in the front-line as Danny Welbeck decided to change the working place, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang linked with several clubs, and they need back-up.

Russia international is the perfect option in this situation as he had an impressive campaign and paid attention. Unai Emery will do everything to add him during the summer transfer window. Fedor is a product of the Militarians youth academy and spent his current career with them.

He is one of the best strikers in the Russian Premier League and a key figure for the club. In this season, Chalov played 37 matches, scored 17 goals and made seven assists in all competition. It is a great result, and he can do much more with top-class partners.

The 21-year-old attacker has contracted with the Russian club until 2022, and his release clause is around €20m. Russian centre-forward is a regular member of the national team. London club had terrible consequence in the Premier League as they finished the tournament in a fifth place.

Arsenal lost the Europa League final against Chelsea and missed the opportunity to get the Champions League ticket. English club added several players last summer like Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund, Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria and Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient. Gunners also signed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez this January with a loan deal.