Zirkzee is a player who appears on the radars of several major clubs around Europe at present, with Arsenal joined by Manchester United and Inter in following the 22-year-old Dutchman.
The tall forward completed a move to Bologna in the summer for €8.5 million and has caught the eye by scoring seven times in 20 Serie A appearances this season. He also has two assists to his credit in the league.
Bayern Munich, though, could be unstoppable in this particular race.
According to Correire dello Sport, Bayern hold a buy-back clause for Zirkzee that can be activated for €40 million.
This is a sizeable fee for a player with an Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) of around €16m, yet there are few young strikers with his profile and potential available.
FootballTransfers has used SciSports to look at the potential alternative, based on players:
Arsenal’s striking alternatives
Three outstanding candidates have emerged who could play this role for Arsenal, all of whom are currently playing in top five leagues.
After striking off the bench in his last two games against Darmstadt and Koln, there may yet be hope for him at BVB, but there is little doubt the 19-year-old is unsettled.
Brighton’s Julio Enciso is also considered a candidate, though he is presently out with a knee problem that has seen him sidelined since August. The 20-year-old has two assists in just 71 minutes of Premier League action this term.
Finally, Leverkusen’s Adam Hlozek is the player most ready to go into the Arsenal squad, according to SciSports, yet he also possesses the lowest ceiling of this trio.