Having won six league titles in a row, there’s no doubt Italian side Juventus have good ability to keep their squads fresh.
Despite some of their players getting old, the club’s board never let the squad go the same way, always bringing new talents to join the team.
This continues to be the plan for the next few years, and one of the stars who could represent this new generation is defender Daniele Rugani. The 23-year-old may have a long list of admirers, including Arsenal, but the Old Lady will work hard in keeping him for a long time.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport has a story today saying that every window, Juventus need to continue turning down the bids that come for him. And Arsenal get yet another mention, with Arsene Wenger’s interest going back a long way.
Despite a strong interest from Napoli, the biggest offers have come from England, according to Tuttosport, where Arsenal and Manchester United have reached the €40m figure when trying to sign the defender.
The report makes sense. Because back in February this year, the Italian media had already claimed Arsenal had backed off from the defender because even €30m would be unlikely to be considered.
And back in 2015, a source close to Rugani had told Sport Witness that the player would ‘be happy to move’ if a bid from England arrived, but it seems that Arsenal will need to spend big if they really want him.