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Arsenal told to improve bid for Juventus star

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club Arsenal have set their sights on Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.

The Gunners are thought to have already submitted an offer for former Chelsea player and Colombia international, who made 30 Serie A appearances for the Italian champions last season.

According to reports from The Sun, Juventus have rejected Arsenal’s £17 million approach for the 29-year-old, who is also a target for Tottenham Hotspur.

The Champions League finalists Juventus are believed to be holding out for £30 million for their player as Arsenal are told to cough up if they want to land the Colombia international.

Juan Cuadrado joined Juventus on a permanent deal in 2017 after spending two seasons with the Serie A powerhouse as a loaned Chelsea player. Cuadrado proved to be a valuable asset for Juventus during his time back in Italy, but he struggled to hold down a regular starting place in Turin.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is thought to be willing to allow Cuadrado to leave in order to fund other transfer moves this summer, but Juventus are unwilling to budge from theis valuation of the player.

Juventus, on their own part, are keen to bolster their ranks with Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez both facing uncertain futures at the Emirates Stadium. The Chilean star has long been linked with a move away from London as Manchester City and Bayern Munich keep pressing for a summer transfer.

Wenger is reluctant to let his key player move to Premier League rivals and Bayern Munich have emerged as the hot favourites to land Arsenal’s best player last season.

Former Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez, on the other side, struggled to break into the first team at the Emirates last season and will be allowed to look for regular playing time elsewhere.

With two of their attacking options ready to move on, Arsenal could be short of alternatives upfront and Arsene Wenger is desperate to add some firepower to his squad.

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