Date:7th August 2017 at 6:00pm
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Arsenal will make a fresh attempt to sign Juventus centre half Daniele Rugani before the end of the transfer window, according to Transfermarketweb.

The 23 year old is reportedly a long term target of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger but Juve are unlikely to let the defender leave. The Bianconeri have recently lost key centre back Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan and manager Max Allegri will likely use Rugani next season as his replacement.

The centre back currently has four years left on his current deal at Juventus, and is seen as the long term successor for the likes of Andrea Barzagli (36) and Giorgio Chiellini (32).

Rugani already has three caps for Italy, and he is likely to start many more than the 16 games he managed last season under Allegri. The Italian has started Juve’s last two friendlies against Roma and Tottenham, and may be given the nod to begin the season ahead of Moroccan Medhi Benatia in the starting eleven.


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