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Arsenal ready to move for Juventus defender

According to The Sun, Arsenal are amongst a host of clubs interested in Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani.

The 23-year old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Italian football, and has made 44 appearances for Juventus in Serie A since breaking into their first-team as a teenager. However, he has struggled for consistency this season and has found himself frequently left on the bench.

Now it looks like a move away from Turin may be on the cards for him, with Arsenal keen on securing his services in a £25 million deal.

Gunners’ sources indicate that, having strengthened their striking options in January after the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, improving their defensive and midfield is likely to be the focus of the club’s summer transfer business, as well as getting a new goalkeeper.  Rugani, who is a full Italian international, is one of several players linked, with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling also being mentioned as a possible summer arrival.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.