Juventus ruled out January loan exit for Arsenal target Arthur Melo as Italian giants tell the Gunners they should permanently sign the Brazilian and seek to recover £35m for the midfielder
- Juventus have told Arsenal that they will only let Arthur Melo go permanently
- Brazil midfielder Mikel Arteta aims for this January transfer window
- However, the Italian giants are not considering letting him go on loan
- Juve are looking to recover around £35m from the £72.5m spent on Arthur
Italians ready to go Brazil The midfielder does not want to loan him off without the obligation to buy, but at the end of the season.
Juve are looking to recover around £35m and Arsenal could seek a clause triggering a buyout obligation if they finish in the top four.
Juventus have told Arsenal they will have to pay if they want to sign Arthur Melo this month
Arthur, 25, has been out of Max Allegri’s squad this season. He has made little impact since signing a £72.5m deal from Barcelona in 2020.
He is ready for a fresh start which he hopes will help him earn a place in the Brazil squad ahead of the World Cup.
Sources close to the player are confident that a deal can be done. One said: ‘There’s a huge potential. Arthur wants to play. He knows Arsenal can give him minutes as the team needs it.
Arsenal are short in midfield in the Africa Cup of Nations with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneni, and Albert Sambi Lokonga adjusting to the intensity of English football.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his midfield options in this January window