Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar is reportedly due in Italy to secure the transfer for Juventus winger, Dejan Kulusevski.
The Swedish winger who has featured on the bench for Juventus lately has been linked with a move away from Turin. Apparently, his game time is dwindling and he hasn’t convinced coach Allegri.
Juventus proposed using him as a makeweight in an attempt to acquire La Viola’s Dusan Vlahovic. However, Fiorentina would not be willing to sell within Italy, and thus the deal was not completed.
This left the door open for other suitors to express their interest in Kulusevski, and there have been interest from England.
Now, according to reports, it is Arsenal who are currently leading the race to sign Kulusevski. The Swedish is said to be exactly the type of player manager Mikel Arteta and Edu want.
As reported from Italy, Edu Gaspar is due to arrive in Turin next week to meet with officials from the club to start negotiations regarding a potential deal.
Due to the player’s high price threshold, Juventus are seeking for around £35 million.
However, the report claims that Gunners chiefs think they can get Kulusevski for a reduced fee of £25 million with the possibility of including add-ons contingent on performances that could take the cost up to £30 million.
The 21 year old has made 66 appearance for Juve since debuting in 2020, scoring eight goals and providing nine assists.