For the past couple of days, we’ve been seeing reports from England, Italy and even France regarding Arsenal’s chase for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo.
It’s been said that the negotiations are ‘advanced’, as Gunners’ manager Mikel Arteta asked for the signing and the deal could be found at ‘any moment’.
Now it’s time for the Brazilian media to have their say on the talks as well, as roughly at the same time, a couple of outlets bring an update on the story today.
One of them is Globo Esporte, who claim Arsenal and Juventus are negotiating a loan until the end of the season with an option to buy.
It’s said Arthur ‘has interest’ in the move, as he wants more minutes. The problem is that the Old Lady only want to let him go if they find a replacement first.
Their report also says that the midfielder is a suggestion made by Edu Gaspar to Mikel Arteta, as the director knew the player back from their time with the national team.
The other article comes from Goal Brasil, who says the talks are ongoing. They also claim it’d be a loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy, and with Arsenal paying part of the salary.
Juventus are once again said to be looking for a replacement first, and in case they do get a signing, then Arthur would have a ‘free path’ to move to the Emirates Stadium, as both he and his club see the transfer ‘with good eyes’.