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Arsenal and Chelsea dealt major blow as Serie A giants ready to splash out on £35m-rated target

Juventus are reportedly preparing to swoop for Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso, which in turn could leave Arsenal and Chelsea disappointed.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form so far this season, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in 21 appearances in all competitions.

His overall performances have in turn attracted interest from around Europe, with talkSPORT noting that Arsenal, Chelsea and Juve are all monitoring his progress.

However, the report claims that the Bianconeri are now in pole position to sign the  talented Frenchman in January, despite the fact that he has previously insisted that it would be a dream for him to play for the Gunners.

As noted by Tuttosport at the start of the month, Juve are willing to offer Mario Lemina and €15m to land their preferred target as coach Massimiliano Allegri looks to strengthen his midfield.

While it’s difficult to criticise and point out weaknesses in the Juve squad given that they’re going for a sixth consecutive Serie A title this season, their midfield is arguably the biggest priority in order for them to maintain their dominance domestically and make an impression in Europe.

Unfortunately for both Arsenal and Chelsea, that means potentially now missing out on one of their own top midfield targets, with both Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte likely to be constantly assessing the market with a view of making quality signings to boost their Premier League title chances.

Arsenal are without Santi Cazorla for three months after the Spaniard required surgery on a troublesome ankle injury, while Conte lacks depth behind Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante.

However, it doesn’t look as though Tolisso will be solving their problems any time soon if Juve have anything to do with it.

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