ARSENAL is said to be preparing to renew discussions with Juventus over a possible January loan for midfielder Arthur Melo.
Reports in Italy say Gunners officials are expected to meet their Juve partners about an interim deal for the player.
Tuttermercato editor-in-chief Marco Conterio announced Arsenal’s new talks with the Italian side would take place today.
Report suggest Initial talks hit a snag with the Serie A side reportedly after more money and a longer loan term.
It is reported that the Italian giants – currently 7th in the Italian top ranking – are pursuing an option to buy as part of a potential deal.
Arsenal rumored willing to maintain the pursuit of the player despite Thomas Partey’s return from the Africa Cup of Nations.
The club currently have two central defenders on loan with Matteo Guendouzi flourishing at Marseille and Ainsley Maitland-Niles recently signed on a temporary basis with Roma.
Arthur was valued at around £60m when he moved from Barcelona to Juve in a deal involving the exchange of Miralem Pjanic 18 months ago.
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But the Brazil international has only made nine Serie A appearances this term and manager Allegri is said to be willing to allow him to leave.
However, it is thought The Italian outfit hope to sign a replacement before allowing the midfielder to be loaned out.
And 90min.com claim Besides, the next Verona players, are unlikely to agree a short-term switch for this player.
It is thought Juve are also monitoring Nahitan Nandez’s situation at Cagliari.
The Uruguay international is rumored to be on the club’s January transfer target list as their interest in Bundesliga star Denis Zakaria is said to have cooled.
It is claimed that Juve’s ability to land the ace of Borussia Monchengladbach looks unlikely given the German club’s asking price for the player.
The Bundesliga side are reportedly set to spend £5.85m (€7m) on the centre-back, whose current contract expires this summer.
The player is said to have attracted interest from Liverpool and Manchester United though rumor Their enthusiasm has now cooled.
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