Juventus are closer than ever to Carlos Tevez, especially amid reports Arsenal have agreed a deal with Gonzalo Higuain.
The Bianconeri had made it clear they had two primary transfer targets to join Fernando Llorente in attack next season.
The first was Real Madrid hitman Higuain, who confirmed he is set to leave the Bernabeu after seven years.
However, a report in the Daily Mirror today claims Arsene Wenger already met with his father – who acts as his agent – in Paris to agree personal terms.
“Arsenal? They would suit me. I’m still young and I have goals [still in me],” he is quoted as saying.
His father Jorge was also interviewed by the Daily Mirror. “Madrid will want to sell. Juventus or Arsenal? I guess he has spoken with them.
“The clubs first have to talk to Madrid in direct negotiation. Gonzalo currently has three years left on his contract,” revealed Jorge.
The 25-year-old would be available for €22m, which is likely to be above Juve’s preferred price-range, with current wages worth £130,000 per week.
It pushes the Turin giants closer to Tevez, as some bookmakers have gone so far as to stop taking bets on the Manchester City forward joining Juve.
Higuain was sent off last night against Colombia after a brawl with Napoli's Juan Camilo Zuniga.