Premier League club Arsenal, who have been everywhere in Europe, has been linked with a move to sign Serie A duo Dennis Praet and Nicolo Barella, who plys their trade at Sampdoria Cagliari respectively.
The Noth London club have been reported to have emerged the leader in the race to sign Sampdoria ace and Torreira former teammate Dennis Praet ahead of a summer move having place him as their number one target for the summer, with Nicolo Barella being their second.
Welshman Aaron Ramsey’s departure from the club in June to Italian giant Juventus will be leaving a huge void in Unai Emery’s team in summer, prompting the club to scout all of Europe for a potential replacement and have come across Serie A duo as their next possible signing.
Reports coming from the Mirror claims that the Gunners watched Barella last months as Cagliari was defeated in a 2-0 loss to League leaders Juventus. And the scouts were reported to be happy for their potential £43m-rated mnidfielder’s performance in the match.
The Gunners, as usual, has been reported to be backing down on the signing of Barella due to his £43 million price tag which moved Belgian playmaker Dennis Praet as their number one target ahead of the summer transfer window.
Reports says that Gunners boss Unai Emery has seen the Belgian attacker as a better option which will also help their budgeted funds for the transfer window having also scouted the player in Sampdoria’s 2-1 loss to Lazio on Sunday.
The English club have been formerly linked with the Belgian midfielder in the previous transfer window with reports claiming that the player came around the London Colney, the club’s training ground, when he was younger.