Arsenal and Juventus ‘reach double agreement’ during Arthur Melo transfer talks

Arsenal and Juventus ‘reach double agreement’ during Arthur Melo transfer talks.

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ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly one step closer to landing a key midfield target.

Arsenal and Juventus are reportedly making strides in talks for Arthur Melo, who the Gunners almost swooped for back in January. With dialogue thought to be flowing both ways again, the clubs are supposedly in agreement on two aspects of the prospective deal in that an initial loan would be preferable, as well as an obligation to buy at the end of it.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, backed up by transfer chief Edu, have actively sought out midfield recruits this summer in an effort to close the gap on the Premier League’s top four.

Assist-machine Fabio Vieira was snapped up back in June and versatile star Oleksandr Zinchenko, who can play in midfield or at left-back, was signed from Manchester City last week.

Despite looking at a squad buoyed by new midfield numbers, Arteta is thought to be eyeing one or two more with Youri Tielemans believed to be a long-term target and Arthur talks supposedly back on.

Reports from Italy suggest that Arsenal and Juve are both keen to put together a deal that would see the Brazilian head to north London on an initial loan deal, with the switch becoming permanent next summer via an obligation to buy.

Such a structure would guarantee that Juve could offload Arthur who, despite arriving for big money back in 2020, has failed to exhibit the kind of talent he showed at Barcelona.

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