Serie A giants join Arsenal and Liverpool in race for £22m midfielder

Juventus have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign Anderlecht star Dennis Praet, according to reports from Corriere via the Express.

Praet has been heavily linked with a move away from the Danish top flight in recent weeks, with the Reds reportedly preparing a £22.3million bid for the in-demand midfielder.

His agent has also previously admitted his client’s intentions to leave the club at the end of the season, alerting the Gunners and, according to Italian source Corriere, Serie A champions Juve in his services.

He said: “What can he gain by spending one more season at Anderlecht?”

“He has already played for three years and has contributed to three back-to-back league titles…”

A bigger factor that will affect Praet’s transfer is his expiring contract, which will run out in the summer of 2016.

However, Anderlecht are reluctant to lose the 21-year-old for free, so a summer exit is extremely likely amid the interest.

Praet has an outside chance of making the Belgium national team ahead of Euro 2016, and a good performance at the tournament in France could greatly boost his reputation on the continent.

 


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