Arsenal to make new move for Daniele Rugani with Samuel Umtiti set to stay at Barcelona

first_imgArsenal to make new move for Daniele Rugani with Samuel Umtiti set to stay at Barcelona Rugani has fallen down the pecking order at Juventus (Getty Images)Paratici has also been in talks with Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku, although that move could be scuppered after the Premier League club pulled the plug on their negotiations with Paulo Dybala, who was offered as part of the transfer.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are now expected to hold further talks with Paratici over a potential move for Rugani, who Juventus are trying to offload having signed Matthijs de Ligt in a £67.5 million deal from Ajax earlier this summer.Rugani, who has been capped seven times by Italy, made just 15 appearances in Serie A last season. Comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Daniele Rugani is on Arsenal’s shortlist (Getty Images)Arsenal are set to hold new talks with Juventus over a potential deal for Daniele Rugani, according to reports in Italy.Unai Emery is desperate for the Gunners to sign a new central defender before the transfer window closes on Thursday.Arsenal have already had a two-year loan offer for Rugani rejected by Juventus last month.But according to Alfredo Pedulla, Arsenal have retained a ‘strong interest’ in Rugani and will make a new push to sign the 25-year-old before the deadline.ADVERTISEMENTJuventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici is currently in London to complete the deal which will see Joao Cancelo join Manchester City, with Danilo moving in the opposite direction. Samuel Umtiti is set to stay at Barcelona (Getty Images)Arsenal were also linked with a move for Samuel Umtiti and it was claimed that the Gunners’ head of football Raul Sanllehi could discuss a potential move for the France international as he attended the club’s match against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday evening.But Umtiti appears to be staying at Barcelona as he travelled with the squad to Miami on Monday for their friendly against Napoli on Wednesday evening.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if Arsenal will complete any more signings before the deadline, Emery said after Arsenal’s defeat to Barcelona on Sunday evening: ‘Only if we can sign a player who really, really can improve our squad, then we are going to do that.‘If not, then not. We have good competitive players to achieve or try to achieve our target this season and we are going to be looking at something if we can sign someone, but with this idea.‘Only, and only, if we can improve.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Aug 2019 1:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20Shareslast_img


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