Arsenal are on the case of Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, but they are yet to make a concrete move for the 24-year-old.
It’s clear that Arsenal are on the lookout for a new midfielder or two this year, whether in the January transfer window or in the summer.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with a summer move for Declan Rice, and this week has brought further links to Moises Caicedo of Brighton and Amadou Onana of Everton.
But Arsenal face competition from Chelsea on all three fronts, among others, so it’s always good to have alternative options lined up.
Juventus are willing to negotiate for offers between €20m and €25m, plus bonuses, and enquiries have started to come in.
The player hasn’t shown much interest in an exit so far, as he’d only like to leave Juventus for a top club. But the Premier League is reportedly his most likely destination, so league leaders Arsenal entering the fray could well turn his head.
For the time being, Gazzetta suggest Arsenal haven’t made a concrete move for the player. Journalist Mirko Di Natale backs up this information, reporting that Juventus are open to offers but haven’t received official bids yet.
McKennie has made 21 appearances for Juventus this season, scoring three goals and assisting two from midfield.
As well as being a Serie A regular, McKennie also plays for the U.S. Men’s National Team, making 41 appearances and scoring nine goals for his national side. He started every game for the team at the World Cup.
With no formal offer from Arsenal so far, it’s hard to say whether they’ll pursue a move for McKennie this month. But it’s another option on the table right now.