Juve defender linked with exit


Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani is on the wanted of Arsenal, who could make a move to sign the player in the summer.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was exploring the possibility of signing a new defender during the January transfer window and according to Rugani’s agent, Davide Torchia, the Juve star was on his radar.

However for one reason or another, the Gunners failed to make a bid as they focused on strengthening their attack with Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng and Henrikh Mikitaryan both arriving.

Despite not making a bid, Torchia has now suggested that the north Londoners could move for the 23-year-old in the future, with a summer bid mooted.

“Daniele’s doing well, I’m happy for him,” he said. “Arsenal? They didn’t launch any attempts for him. They expressed a liking for him but we have respect for Juventus.”

It remains to be seen if Juve would even entertain the idea of selling Rugani, but there is a chance the Gunners could test their resolve.