Juventus are interested in a move for Shkodran Mustafi in January, according to multiple reports in Italy.

Calciomercato write that the Italian’s have identified Mustafi as a target for the winter window, as a potential replacement for Benedikt Howedes, who is out injured. Reporter Ciro Venerato also told Raisport that Mustafi was being looked at by the club (via TuttoJuve.com).

Mustafi has had a very mixed season with the Gunners so far. He was lucky not to give away a penalty against West Brom, let Stoke in far too easily for the only goal back in August, and spent a month and a half on the sidelines with an injury.

Nonetheless, other than that one goal against Stoke, Arsenal hadn’t conceded in seven league games with Mustafi in the team. Then came Manchester United, another couple of poor mistakes, and another injury.

As a result, fan opinion on the German has been divided and has often changed from game-to-game.

Over the summer, Mustafi reportedly asked to leave, and David Ornstein reported that Arsenal were disappointed with him anyway.

But the transfer didn’t happen, which left many in doubt about the 25-year-old’s future at the club, something Mustafi got annoyed about and tried to clarify. Regardless, speculation is only likely to increase as the winter window draws nearer.