Arsenal want Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski and have made first contact with his agents, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The site claimed Arsenal had set their sights on the 21-year-old, as they looked for attacking reinforcements in the January market.
Gianluca Di Marzio himself has now doubled down on the claim, adding that Arsenal have made contact with the player’s agents, and Juventus have set a valuation.
“Arsenal want him,” Di Marzio said. “They had the first contact with the agents, Juventus [would sell] him for €35m plus bonus.
“So it depends on how much Arsenal want to invest on this player. But I know that the first contacts are made.”
Speaking on Swedish podcast Lundh in 2019, Kulusevski was asked for his favourite team.
“My favourite team is Arsenal, because I like everything about the club, the city, the players and the way they play football,” the player answered.
Tutto Juve previously reported that the Swedish international could leave in January, drawing interest from Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Arsenal.
The same outlet claims Juventus are looking for €35m to sell the player.
Tutto Mercato Web wrote that Kulusevski seems to be destined for Arsenal for around €30m, though they also add that Spurs are interested in the player.
But Di Marzio’s latest quotes don’t suggest Spurs are particularly involved in the race at this stage.
Kulusevski has made 18 appearances for Juventus this season, but that’s a somewhat misleading representation of how much he’s been used.
Of those 18 appearances, just three were starts, one in each of the last three months.
Generally considered a right-winger, Kulusevski has also often been used centrally or on the left by Juventus.