Arsenal are keen on a deal for Juventus central defender Daniele Rugani before the transfer window closes, according to Corriere Torino, via the Daily Mirror.
They report that the Gunners are considering a loan swoop for the 24-year-old defender who has been shunted even further down the pecking order in Turin by the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt.
The report also says that Rugani has had Premier League interest of late, from Chelsea when Maurizio Sarri was in charge at Stamford Bridge and he is now his boss out in Italy.
And with Arsenal perhaps only really needing a short-term solution at the back with William Saliba set to come in in a year’s time, the deal could well suit all parties.
Many Arsenal fans took to Twitter to encourage their club to get the deal done during a summer which has suddenly kicked into life for the Gunners.
The capture of Saliba is an exciting one but they need a more immediate solution at the heart of a defence that still looks creaky with under two weeks to go until the start of the season.
This window is amazing, I love this game pic.twitter.com/P4mJ2dJiKo
— Samtango (@Samtango_) July 29, 2019
A loan would be good with an option to buy
— Michael 🇮🇪 (@MrBameyangV2) July 29, 2019
This makes total sense for me. Imagine we pay 36 mil and he ends up like Mustafi.
— Gee (@IsDatGee) July 29, 2019
I’m fine with a loan
— Grammar police (@Police00718337) July 29, 2019
A loan deal won’t be bad, really wish Koscielny is staying, then we got Koscielny Sokratis Holding Rugani Chambers, can we also get Bastoni in addition.. He is young and will be useful more than Mavropanos and Mustafi
— Tiffany (@Tiffany_S_1987) July 29, 2019
A loan would do.. buy him next season.
— Arpan Saggar (@arpandeeps06) July 29, 2019
To be fair there’s not a lot of better options I’d take this
— Matt ⚡️ (@MabroArts) July 29, 2019
Reminds me of per .M
— fuglysmile (@UfarukSALAU) July 29, 2019
Great player. Only 24 and was in the serie a team of the year in 2015. Hope it’s true.
— A Starbrook (@Antstarbrook) July 29, 2019
Get it done @Arsenal smart business 😁
— Abijith Harikrishnan (@Abijith_Hari) July 29, 2019
Loan with option to buy would be good.
— Daniel Mark Tulloch (@dtulloch20) July 29, 2019
This is the one I want to see get done asap
— North boy Colin (@ColinKabalata) July 29, 2019