Arsenal are among three teams keeping tabs on Juventus centre back Daniele Rugani, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Gunners have been long time admirers of the Italian international, but Juve’s hierarchy are adamant that the defender is not for sale, with the club seeing the 23 year old as the future.
Zenit Saint Petersburg and Napoli, as well as the Gunners, are however watching closely after Bianconeri boss Max Allegri left Rugani out against Barcelona mid week.
The centre half has been chosen to start Juve’s three Serie A matches this season, but he was benched for the Champions League group stage match, which the Italian club lost 3-0, with Mehdi Benatia and Andrea Barzagli being selected ahead of him.
Calciomercato report that it demonstrates that Allegri continues to distrust Rugani in big matches, but sporting director Fabio Paratici and CEO Giuseppe Marotta are keen to keep him away from the likes of Arsenal, who could attract him with the chance to become an established first team regular.