Juventus Lay Eyes on Arsenal Defensive Cornerstone

Juventus are scouring the market to find a quality defender and have set their sights on Gabriel. The Bianconeri will most likely lose Giorgio Chiellini in the summer. They are looking for a left-footed center-back to fill the void.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Gunner fits the profile, but it will not be easy to come to terms with Arsenal. The 24-year-old has been a regular starter this season. The London outfit acquired him for €26M from Lille in 2020. He has collected 66 appearances after the switch, scoring 7 times.

On the other hand, Juventus could offer some swaps to bring Gabriel in. Arsenal previously expressed interest in some of their players. Arthur in particular, whom they already pursued in January. The Old Lady did not want to let him go at the time. However, he could be expendable in the summer, especially if they managed to acquire a pure deep-lying playmaker, such as Jorginho. However, the previous evaluation of the former Barcelona man might complicate the deal. He joined in a trade involving Miralem Pjanic two years ago, with a €76M price tag.

On top of Gabriel, Juventus have been linked to Benoit Badiashile and Nikola Milenkovic for the role. The Fiorentina defender figures to be the easiest to acquire, Calciomercato reports. His current contract runs out in 2023, and his price tag is around €15M. The Bianconeri have routinely plucked players from the Viola over the years. He has the same agent as Federico Chiesa, Fali Ramadani.