Manchester United and Arsenal braced for Juve bid

Arsenal player Theo WalcottJuventus are preparing a January swoop for Manchester United winger Nani and Arsenal speedster Theo Walcott, according to reports from Calcio Mercato.

The Premier League pair are said to be high on the Turin club’s wish list as they look to add some creative flair to their attacking line for end of the season.

Antonio Conte, Juve’s boss, has outlined Nani and Walcott as the ideal candidates and is said to be requesting winter moves for them.

Nani appears to have slipped down the pecking order at Manchester United, with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Antonio Valencia and even Wayne Rooney having occupied the wide role so far this term. It is also believed that the Portuguese wide-man is unwilling to accept a new contract at the club, which would hint that is time at Old Trafford is running out.

Despite his hat-trick heroics in the Capital One Cup Walcott’s future is just as doubtful. The England International is allegedly stalling on penning a new deal with the North London club who are unwilling to match his wage demands. The ex-Southampton man is said to be holding out for £100,000-per-week, but Arsenal are reluctant give him a pay rise.

The respective situations have opened the door for Juventus who may make their moves for the duo as early as January.

The Old Lady are also monitoring the situation of Malaga’s Isco, a long-term target of Manchester City.


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