Arsenal ready to raid for Rugani and Juve demand around €40m

Unai Emery is interested in making Juventus defender Daniele Rugani his latest Arsenal acquisition, according to reports at Calciomercato.

The 24-year-old made just 15 appearances for the Serie A champions last season, and is set for another campaign on the fringes of the starting lineup following his side’s signing of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, and the Gunners are now believed to have joined Serie A giants Roma and AC Milan in registering their interest in the player.

However, the Italian publication claims that Arsenal’s attempts to sign the Azzurri international could be scuppered by the sizeable fee Juventus are believed to be asking for, with Maurizio Sarri’s side demanding around €40 million.

News of Juve’s asking price has reportedly raised eyebrows at the Emirates Stadium, but it is believed they will return in a matter of days with a proposal of their own.