Arsenal are eyeing Juventus midfielder Arthur ahead of a potential move to the Premier League… after Massimiliano Allegri’s Brazilian star was ruled out of the USA pre-season tour
- Arsenal are monitoring developments at Juventus midfielder Arthur
- The Brazilian was left in Turin as the first team for the USA preseason tour
- Massimiliano Allegri has decided he wants another midfielder
- Arsenal almost agreed a two-season loan with a buy commitment in January
The Brazilian is likely to be left behind in Turin when Juventus travel to the United States for their pre-season tour, with the club happy he is finalizing his future.
Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri has decided he would like a different midfielder than the 25-year-old and he is up for sale with the possibility he could even go on loan.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Juventus midfielder Arthur ahead of a potential summer move
Arsenal almost agreed a two-season loan with a purchase commitment in January but with no guarantees of Champions League football, they were constrained by their budget.
Owner Stan Kroenke has since released funds for Mikel Arteta to strengthen and they have used the money well to bring in Porto’s Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and they expect Oleksandr Zinchenko.
They had considered Leicester’s Youri Tielemans but until the players leave that has been shelved.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko is reportedly set to join Arsenal from Manchester City for £35m
Talks have been going on about a deal for Arthur as an alternative option but nothing has progressed as it stands.
The Brazilian has attracted interest from a number of clubs including his former side Barcelona as the stylish midfielder has shown his willingness to take a pay cut to facilitate a move.
Juventus, who face Barca on their US tour, have shown interest in the Spanish club’s Memphis Depay who, like team-mate Frenkie de Jong, is one of the players the club’s hierarchy is willing to sacrifice to make money, although both players remain want.
The 25-year-old made 20 appearances in Serie A for Massimiliano Allegri’s side last season
After initial discussions in the past week, however, a possible exchange could be examined.
Arsenal will maintain a round of observation while they consider midfield reinforcements.
Juventus yesterday agreed to sell Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich for £69million if their former striker Paulo Dybala joins Roma on a free transfer.
Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a £68m deal for Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt