Sunday October 5 2014
Giovinco swap for Podolski?

Arsenal will reportedly request Sebastian Giovinco as part of a deal taking Lukas Podolski to Juventus in January.

German international Podolski has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the situation in London, complaining that he will consider his position mid-season if he doesn’t get more playing time.

Juventus and Inter are both clearly interested in the World Cup winner, but the Bianconeri may well have the upper hand.

Italian media report Arsenal could hand over Podolski in exchange for Giovinco.

Giovinco earns €2.2m per season at Juve, making him one of the highest earners, but he struggles to get off the bench.

Despite the lack of playing time, the Atomic Ant is still regularly called by Italy Coach Antonio Conte.

Another reason to sell now is that Giovinco’s contract expires in June 2015 and the club is anxious not to lose him on a free transfer.

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