JUVENTUS have agreed a £72.5million deal to land Barcelona midfielder Arthur which could end their pursuit of Jorginho, according to reports.
The LaLiga giants are being forced to sell a number of their stars to balance the books and raise funds to land their targets this summer.
Old Lady boss Maurizio Sarri has been in the market to land a new central midfielder when the transfer window opens.
Arthur has remained a key target for Sarri and sees him as an integral figure to centre around his footballing philosophy.
But Sky Sports Italy reveal how they will have a huge task in persuading Arthur to leave the Catalan side and continue his career in Serie A.
The 23-year-old has already told Barca chiefs that he would rather stay and fight for his place a the Nou Camp.
And Juve sporting chief Fabio Paritici has previously admitted the player still needs to be persuaded to make the move across Europe.
If Juventus do conclude a deal, it is likely to end their hopes of signing Chelsea’s Jorginho.
Sarri is a huge fan of the Italian having signed him as Napoli boss and during his time at Stamford Bridge.
It was suggested that Juventus were willing to offer Miralem Pjanic as part of the deal to lure Chelsea into cashing in on the 28-year-old.
But Frank Lampard rebuffed any approach and Pjanic is now likely to head to Barcelona with the two clubs haggling over a deal.
Juve want £63.4m for the 30-year-old but Barcelona believe he is not worth just £9m less than Arthur.
By: Richard Forrester
Title: Juventus ‘agree £72.5m transfer fee for Barcelona midfielder Arthur’ ending Sarri’s chase of Chelsea star Jorginho
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11935648/juventus-transfer-fee-barcelona-arthur/
Published Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 16:06:04 +0000