On Thursday, we covered multiple claims made in Italy that Arsenal want to take Arthur Melo on a dry loan deal until the end of the season, but Juventus are not ready to accept this formula.
It was also detailed the 25-year-old’s agent, Federico Pastorello, visited the Gunners training ground on Wednesday.
Later that day, TuttoMercatoWeb explained the midfielder wants to move to the Emirates ‘immediately’ and the north London club ‘can improve’ the offer. These claims were also backed up by Gazzetta dello Sport.
Calciomercato now state the Serie A side need to bring in a new midfielder, considering Aaron Ramsey has his ‘suitcase in his hands’ and there is a possibility for Arthur to leave the Turin club.
Regarding the Brazil international, the website states the ‘situation is more complex’, but there is ‘work’ going on with Arsenal. Juve must first offload a midfielder before bringing a new player in the same position.
Journalist Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, explains the Old Lady are ‘struggling’ with the former Barcelona man since he ‘wants to go to Arsenal’.
Bucchioni claims the meeting between Mikel Arteta’s side and Pastorello ‘went well’. Arthur has got the feeling he can have a significant role at Arsenal, while his exit can help the Italian club save on his salary.
With Arthur keen to join Arsenal, it’s now down to the two clubs to find an agreement for the deal to take shape in January.