Turin side interested in Gunners pair.
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna is the latest member of the Arsenal defensive line-up to be linked with a move away from north London. According to Italian publication Tuttosport, Juventus are keeping tabs on the highly-rated right-back as they analyse possible future purchases ahead of the January transfer window. The news comes only days after teammate Gael Clichy was linked in the Spanish press with a move to Real Madrid, a suggestion which the 24-year-old played down within hours.
It is hinted in the report that Arsene Wenger could consider a sale, given the capability of Emmanuel Eboue to cover the position, but that the Gunners are likely to price Sagna out of the market with a high valuation. (Tuttosport)
The other names to be linked with the Bianconeri are Rafinha of Schalke, and Emmanuel Eboue and Bacary Sagna, who both play for Premier League side Arsenal. Hoffenheim’s Andreas Beck is said to be in with an outside chance. (Goal.com)
Talk has been rife of Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara’s desire to freshen things up at the Turin club and he has been linked with a great many players these past couple of months and both Arsenal names have been mentioned repeatedly.
Of the two clearly Arsene Wenger will be less likely to stand in the way of Emmanue Eboue’s potential move to Serie A, a move that the player himself stated he was not interested in. The Ivorian has done well this season but is still essentially just a back up player but nonetheless one who has overcome adversity and the boo boys to prove himself a worthy member of the Emirates squad.
Less likely to be allowed to consider a move to the Old Lady of Italian football is accomplished right back Bacary Sagna. The French international is a top notch player how has gone from strength to strength since his move to north London from Auxerre. His future at the club is a little uncertain after quotes attributed to him seem to suggest that speculation around a move to Real Madrid were of interest to him.
Wenger is not the kind of boss who will easily allow any useful member of his first team squad to leave so I would be surprised if either of these comes to fruition, however if by the end of the season Arsenal are again without significant silverware, then the issue may not be quite so clear cut.