Juventus chief Federico Cherubini ‘flies to London to meet with Gabriel’s agents over a summer move’… but Arsenal ‘want at least £42m for Brazilian defender’ as Italian side look to replace departing Giorgio Chiellini
- Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal defender Gabriel
- The Brazilian star has enjoyed a fine season at the back for the Gunners
- Juve chief Federico Cherubini has reportedly flown to London to discuss a deal
- Italian giants have identified Gabriel as a potential replacement for Chiellini
- However, reports suggest Arsenal want at least £42m for Gabriel this summer
Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini has reportedly travelled to London to meet with Gabriel’s representatives over a potential move to Turin.
The Arsenal centre back has been attracting a lot of interest in recent weeks following a superb season at the Emirates and is now a target for Juventus.
The Italian giants are in the market for a new centre back, given that Giorgio Chiellini, 37, will leave the club this summer after 18 years at the club.
Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini (left) has reportedly travelled to London to meet with Gabriel’s (right) representatives over a potential move to Turin in the summer
And according to Italian news outlets Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, Juve have sent Cherubini to discuss a deal with the Brazilian defender’s agents.
The reports are claiming that Juve are keen to reach an agreement quickly and could consider sending players in the opposite direction to get it over the line.
However, it is claimed that Arsenal would want at least £42million (€50m) for Gabriel, having bought him from Lille for £27m two years ago.
Juve have identified Gabriel as a potential replacement for the departing Giorgio Chiellini
Arsenal were linked with Juve midfielder Arthur Melo in the January transfer window and were close to completing a deal for him.
Now a move could be back on the cards should Juve offer the Brazilian in a deal for Gabriel.
Arthur’s agent confirmed last week that Arsenal were in talks to sign his client in January and that his future must be resolved in the summer.
‘In January he was close to leaving and joining Arsenal,’ Arthur’s agent, Federico Pastorello, told La Repubblica last week.
However, reports in Italy suggest Arsenal want at least £42m for Gabriel (centre) this summer
‘He is too important a player to be marginalised, he must also think about his situation with the national team.
‘It’s not in anyone’s interest to continue in this situation.’
Gabriel has played 38 games in all competitions for Arsenal this season, scoring four goals and keeping 12 clean sheets in the Premier League.