Among the many stories published on Thursday about Arsenal’s chase for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, there was one from Tutto Mercato Web claiming the player is ‘convinced’ about joining the Gunners.

It was claimed the 25-year-old only wants to leave the Old Lady for the North London side, and the transfer is now a matter of an agreement between the clubs.

Now in an update from the same outlet, it’s repeated that Arthur’s answer to the move is positive, and then explained why Arsenal haven’t been able to convince Juventus yet.

The current offer is for a loan, with no buying option, and the Gunners would pay his wages entirely.

Then there are two issues why the Old Lady haven’t approved it yet. Firstly because of a technical matter, as they’re ‘convinced of his qualities’ and could continue using him.

Then this ‘dry’ loan doesn’t sound good enough, as Juve would make no money and would have no resources to sign a replacement.

Tutto Mercato Web says things would be different in case Arsenal include an obligatory buying clause, but for now, the deal is ‘far from being closed’.

Despite that it’s made clear Arthur has ‘said yes’ to Arsenal, and ‘accepted’ a move to the Gunners, so it’s now down to the London club to please Juventus.

This is certainly a transfer which looks possible in the coming days.