Arsenal keep suffering huge blows on all fronts as their efforts to sign another of their transfer targets have been thwarted. As per Tuttomercatoweb, Italian champions Juventus have knocked back the Gunners’ offer of €16m for exciting midfielder Mario Lemina.
The Gabonese midfielder only joined Juventus on a permanent deal from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille this summer, having played on loan for the Turin outfit in the 2015/16 season.
Lemina, who made just seven league starts for Massimiliano Allegri’s side last season, is likely to fall down the pecking order with Juventus signing Miralem Pjanic from rivals Roma earlier on in the summer. Hence, Lemina could jump at the chance to sign for Arsenal.
The Gunners are looking to bolster their squad as they mount a serious title challenge this season and, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey out injured and Jack Wilshere’s recurring injury, Lemina’s transfer to The Emirates could make sense for both the player and Arsenal.
Meanwhile, reports indicate Juventus have turned down Arsenal’s bid of €16m, saying they will only part ways with the Gabonese if a bid of €20m comes in.
Lemina has also been linked with Stoke City, Watford and Leicester City while Bundesliga sides Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig have also courted the midfielder.