Merih Demiral isn’t having a good time at Juventus, having not played a minute for the Turin club since September.
He signed for the club from Sassuolo in early July for €18m. Less than two weeks later, Matthijs de Ligt arrived from Ajax for several times that figure.
Despite Giorgio Chiellini being out injured, Demiral isn’t getting the chances he will have expected.
Calciomercato report Arsenal and Atletico Madrid ‘carefully monitor’ the defender’s situation.
Juventus’ director of football Fabio Paratici rates the player highly, and that’s why interested clubs would have to part with €40m to sign the Turkey international in January.
Such a figure is thought to have scared off AC Milan, but hasn’t had the same impact with Arsenal and Atletico.
Demiral doesn’t want to spend the rest of the season being ‘Sarri’s last choice’, and it’s claimed he’ll therefore speak with his agents in December to try and find a solution.
Arsenal are thought to need strengthening in central defence, and this could be an opportunity for the Gunners to take seriously.