Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo has identified Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin as his top target for a new recruit at right-back, according to a report.
Bellerin, 25, is already a stalwart of the current Gunners squad having progressed through the youth ranks.
However, previous reports claim he is facing an uncertain future, with Arsenal ready to listen to offers for him. Indeed, injuries set him back last season and he only managed 15 Premier League outings.
What’s more, the Spaniard is reportedly keen to seek a new challenge, with Bayern Munich previously linked with a move.
According to Corrierre dello Sport, though, Juventus have emerged as candidates with a strong interest. The Serie A giants held no such interest under previous boss Maurizio Sarri, but their stance has changed with Pirlo at the helm.
The Italian has reportedly requested Juve to sign Bellerin, who is his first choice at right-back. Indeed, Pirlo feels determined to clinch a deal despite several potential hurdles.
While both clubs have made initial contact, Arsenal’s €30million (£27million) asking price could end Juve’s interest.