Turin side want sulky Emirates star and his agent appears keen on engineering a departure.
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Arsenal’s underperforming midfielder Andrey Arshavin could be set for a sensational move to Serie A title chasers Juventus, according to his agent.
However, Dennis Lachter has insisted there is still a long way to go before any potential deal is finalised due to questions Juventus’ financial muscle.
After making a brilliant start to his Gunners career, Arshavin has been off the boil so far this season and boss Arsene Wenger has had to reassure fans he will bounce back soon.
However, it is believed Arsenal will listen to offers in the range of £17 million, a value used to put off potential suitors.
The price tag would also re-coup the amount Arsenal parted with when they brought him to the Emirates Stadium on the January transfer deadline day two years ago.
And Arshavin’s agent has confirmed Juve are interested in his player but has also admitted he is happy to help the Gunners challenge for the Barclays Premier League title this season.
“There’s a possibility of Andrei’s move to Juventus,” his agent, Dennis Lachter, told lifesports.ru. “But there are two things that can prevent this deal.
“First, Arsenal can win the Premier League this year. The gold medal of the English league is a dream of any footballer.
“Second is the financial ability of Juve as Arsenal are demanding no less than $26 million (£17 million) to release Arshavin.” (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
As agents go Dennis Lachter is one of the worst of a very bad bunch. He constantly attempts to engineer transfers and say’s things like “I can’t comment” and then comments. Basically he is essentially saying that his client would be interested in a move to Juventus if Arsenal fail to land the Premier League title.
It is worth noting that Andrei Arshavin has spent the entire season sauntering around the pitch like someone stole his lunch money, the Russian just doesn’t look happy. In saying that he has actually scored seven goals this season, so one wonders what he would have managed if he wasn’t in a seemingly pissy mood.
Juventus are after everyone right now apparently, the Turin club are hoping to recapture their lost glory and the club’s money men are ready to spend big time to do so and the Gunners man is high up on their wish-list and one wonders what Arsene Wenger would do if a solid offer came in for Arshavin, after all at 29 years of age this would be the last chance to make some money from any sale.
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