Juventus are on the lookout for a new center-back following the departure of Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini. According to reports, the Juventus hierarchy sees Arsenal center-back Gabriel as the ideal replacement – so much so, that Juventus Sporting Director Federico Cherubini recently traveled to London to try and negotiate a deal.
It’s been a disappointing season for Juventus. Due to a slow start in the league, they found themselves quickly out of contention for the title.
With Juve wanting to mount serious challenges on both domestic and European fronts next year, some serious overhauling of their squad is needed.
Gabriel at just 24, has settled to life in the Premier League well and his performances have been a major reason behind Arsenal’s return to the Premier League’s top 6.
A crucial weekend awaits the Gunners who still have faint hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Arsenal lie two points behind North London rivals Tottenham and knows that if Tottenham loses to Norwich, and they beat Everton, the three points will be enough to secure Champions League football for next season.
The outcome may just decide whether Gabriel remains in North London next season.