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Arsenal strongly linked with Juve’s Arthur

Arsenal are in talks with Italian club Juventus over a loan move for their Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo. The 25-year-old has featured sparingly for the Bianconeri this season and is linked with a a January exit.

Sky Sport Italia, Goal and a host of other publications report that Arsenal are now in talks with Juve. Goal Italia journalist Romeo Agresti reports that Juventus would be open to loaning Arthur, but need a replacement first.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano also reported the links, suggesting Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen on Arthur. RMC sport in France report that the negotiations between the two sides are now at an advanced stage.

Arthur has played 43 games for Juventus, scoring one league in his two seasons at the club.