Man Utd consider moving for Juventus defender as Arsenal see offer rejected

Date published: Thursday 1st August 2019 3:02 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United have set their sights on Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, who has been suggested as a target for Arsenal, according to reports in Italy.

United have still not managed to bring in a new centre-back, and their pursuit of Harry Maguire looks set to go right down to deadline day, with Leicester unwilling to budge from their £90m valuation.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, United are considering making an offer for Rugani, as they continue to negotiate with Juventus over a potential swap deal between Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.

Rugani, who only made 15 league appearances last season, has been pushed further down the pecking order at Juventus following the arrival of Matthijs De Ligt, and has been linked with Arsenal.

The Gunners are also interested in midfielder Sami Khedira from the Turin giants, meaning a double deal had been touted. However, it could actually be United who take Rugani as part of a double deal of their own – although Paulo Dybala remains hesitant over the idea of moving to Old Trafford.

Gazzetta say that a two-year loan offer from Arsenal has been rejected, and that other Premier League sides are interested in taking advantage and bidding for Rugani – with the recent injury to Eric Bailly being given as a reason why United are likely to be weighing up a move.


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