Wolves looking to beat Arsenal to Juventus defender Daniele Rugani with £30m offer

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 5:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link73Shares Wolves looking to beat Arsenal to Juventus defender Daniele Rugani with £30m offer Advertisementcenter_img Daniele Rugani is wanted by Arsenal and Wolves (Picture: Getty Images)Wolverhampton Wanderers are hoping to beat Arsenal to the signing of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and have lodged a bid of £30m for the centre-back.The Gunners have had a two-year loan bid for the Italian turned down by the Serie A champions and now Wolves are looking to steal a march on the north Londoners.The Times reports that the Molineux side have offered £30m for Rugani after having an offer for Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby turned down in July.Juventus are reportedly holding out for closer to £50m for the Italy international, but Wolves are testing their resolve after the club told him he could leave this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are still interested in Rugani and are likely to make another bid for the Juve man, although they retain an interest in Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.The latter is likely to be out of reach financially, with Leipzig wanting £70m for him and Arsenal already seeing a £55m bid turned down.A bid for Umtiti is still a possibility but the France international is keen to stay at Barcelona, despite dropping down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.The Gunners are in desperate need of a new centre-back after the departure of Laurent Koscielny leaves them with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Callum Chambers as their likely starting pair when they begin their Premier League campaign this weekend.They also have Shkodran Mustafi in their ranks, but he is available for transfer, and Rob Holding who is yet to return from a long-term injury.Wolves’ offer for Rugani has not been accepted and Juventus will wait to see if the Gunners can come up with an improved bid ahead of the transfer window closing on Thursday evening.MORE: Three ways Unai Emery could set Arsenal up with Nicolas Pepe and Philippe Coutinho in the sideMORE: RB Leipzig demand Arsenal include Emile Smith Rowe in bid to sign Dayot Upamecano Commentlast_img

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