Sunday August 24 2014
Roma fight Juve for Podolski

Juventus are pushing hard for Lukas Podolski, but Roma could well intercept talks with Arsenal.

It has been widely reported over the last couple of days that the Bianconeri are closing in fast on the German forward.

Podolski struggled for playing time last season and is likely to have even more problems with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez.

The 29-year-old scored 12 goals in 27 competitive games for Arsenal last term.

The Sunday Express claims Juve directors will fly out on Monday to finalise the details of this move.

However, there is a new report this evening from CalcioNews24 suggesting Roma are in the running for Podolski’s signature too.

They would dive on to the World Cup winner if Mattia Destro or Adem Ljajic leave the Stadio Olimpico this summer.

Napoli could also make a move, but only after the result of their Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

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