JUVENTUS are hoping that Arsenal make another offer to sign Arthur Melo this summer, according to reports.
The midfielder, 25, was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates throughout January, but a deal never materialised.
However, the Gunners are still said to be considering a swoop with Juventus pushing for a sale.
According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants are desperate for Arsenal to make another bid.
Club chiefs are eager to offload his £4.3million-a-year wages before the start of the season, whether that be through a loan deal or a permanent transfer.
But Arsenal have already signed a new midfielder this summer, so they could be reluctant to place a suitable offer.
Fabio Vieira joined the club last month in a deal worth around £34m.
Upon his arrival, Mikel Arteta hailed him as a “special” player that is set to boost Arsenal’s midfield.
He said: “I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent.
“Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play.”
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Vieira was the club’s second summer signing following the addition of Marquinhos, who made a £3m move from Sao Paulo to North London at the beginning of June.
Gabriel Jesus is the next player set to join Arteta’s squad.
The Gunners signed him from Manchester City on a five-year deal for a £45m fee, but no official announcement has been made yet.
Source: The Sun