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Arsenal given hope in their pursuit of the ‘Next Ibrahimovic’

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Juventus are yet to seal a deal for Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick after the player confirmed that he is still considering “other options.”

The Czech international was interesting Arsenal, among many other clubs, before reports in Italy surfaced that Juve had agreed to pay the €25million release fee for the 21 year old, and were close to completing the signing of the forward.

Schick has however rowed back on those reports, telling Czech website iSport (translated by Football-Italia.net)

“Juventus? It could be. It’s possible we’ll make a deal after Norway [who the Czech Republic face on Saturday] but it’s difficult to say. Everything is in play and there are still other options. I don’t know anything about it and I can’t comment on it.”

Schick scored 13 goals in 35 games in all competitions last season. It was his first season in Serie A after moving from Sparta Prague in July but his performances have already attracted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.

Juventus and Czech Republic legend Pavel Nedved spoke about Schick last week, stating he believes the striker reminds him very much of former team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The former midfielder also revealed that Schick had a number of possible destinations with German, Spanish, English and Italian clubs all looking at the player.

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