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Juventus eye Arsenal’s Gabriel as potential replacement for Chelsea linked De Ligt

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Juventus are said to be considering a move to sign Gabriel from Arsenal as a potential replacement for Matthijs de Ligt.

Juventus are discussing potential transfer targets following the departure of Georgio Chiellini this summer, whilst De Ligt has been linked with a move to Chelsea and the defender’s uncertain future has made the signing of centre-back a priority in Turin.

Calciomercato are reporting that Gabriel is on the radar of the Italian side, who have a long-standing interest in the Brazilian.

The 24-year-old made 35 league appearances for the Gunners last season and scored five goals, forming a strong partnership with Ben White at the Emirates.

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However, William Saliba’s return from an impressive loan spell at Marseille and the north London side’s interest in Lisandro Martinez could leave Arsenal with a depth of centre-back options.

Arsenal reportedly value the centre-back in excess of €50m, a figure that is out of reach for Juventus at present. Arthur has been mentioned as a potential makeweight in a deal following Arsenal’s interest in January, though the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto has lessened the club’s need for midfield additions.

The Bianconeri’s preference would be to sign a centre-back with experience in Italian football, though moves for Kalidou Koulibaly and Bremer are complicated.

Napoli are reluctant to allow Koulibaly to leave for a fierce rival, whilst Inter Milan are leading the race to sign Bremer from Torino, with the latter named as Serie A’s Best Defender in 2021/22.

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