Arsenal are keeping tabs on Juventus midfielder Arthur ahead of potential move to Premier League… after Brazilian star is left off USA pre-season tour by Massimiliano Allegri
- Arsenal are monitoring developments on Juventus midfielder Arthur
- The Brazilian was left in Turin as the first-team set up for USA pre-season tour
- Massimiliano Allegri has decided he wants a different style of midfielder
- Arsenal nearly agreed a two season loan in January with an obligation to buy
Arsenal are monitoring developments with Juventus midfielder Arthur once again as they weigh up a potential move.
The Brazilian is likely to be left behind in Turin when Juventus travel to USA for their pre-season tour with the club happy for him to sort out his future.
Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri has decided he wants a different style of midfielder to the 25-year old and he is up for sale with the possibility he could even be loaned out.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Juventus midfielder Arthur ahead of potential summer move
Arsenal came close to agreeing a two season loan in January with an obligation to buy but, with no guarantees of Champions League football, they were restricted by their budget.
Owner Stan Kroenke has since released funds to allow 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 players leave that has been shelved.
Talks have taken place over a deal for Arthur as an alternative option but nothing is advanced as it stands.
He has interest from a number of clubs including his former side Barcelona as the stylish midfielder has shown a willingness to take a wage cut to make a move happen.
The 25-year-old made 20 Serie A appearances for Massimiliano Allegri’s side last season
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Juventus, who play Barca on their US tour, have shown interest in the Spanish club’s Memphis Depay who like teammate Frenkie de Jong is one of the players the club hierarchy are willing to sacrifice to generate money even though both players want to stay.
However, a potential swap could be explored after initial discussions last week.
Arsenal will maintain a watching brief as they consider midfield reinforcements.
Juventus agreed to sell Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich for £69m yesterday will their former forward Paulo Dybala is joining Roma on a free.
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