Arsenal are ‘increasingly pressing’ for the signing of Arthur from Juventus, and the midfielder has given his okay to the move to the Emirates.
That’s according to journalist Nicolo Ceccarini, who says Juventus are yet to sanction a deal as they look for a replacement for the Brazilian.
Arthur has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the last fortnight, with it believed he is keen to leave Juventus for regular football, and they’d be happy to get him off the wage bill.
Tuttosport confirmed that in a report today that stated Arthur wants to be getting regular football as he looks to be a part of the Brazil squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
That report stated Arsenal were keen to sign him and that Juventus were open to a loan deal if they could sign a replacement first.
Ceccarini essentially backs that up, stating that Arsenal are ‘increasingly pressing’ to get a deal for Arthur over the line.
The player is open to the move and has ‘given his availability’ to a transfer, but it is Juventus who are holding things up at the moment.
They have not ‘opened’ to a transfer as yet because they want to find a ‘valid alternative’ first and presumably haven’t managed to do so.
Sky Sport Italy state their intention is to actually sweeten the deal for themselves and as part of negotiations have asked for Thomas Partey in exchange.
Arsenal are not interested in losing the midfielder, though, so have vetoed that idea and are seemingly pushing for the loan deal instead.