Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are going head to head in a battle to land Daniele Rugani, report the Metro.
The Juventus defender is well behind the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli in the pecking order for the Serie A champions, and has been linked with a move to England for a while.
The Italian Under-21 international became a fixture of Empoli’s backline last term, prompting the Old Lady to purchase his registration rights in full, having previously owned half.
However, since moving to the Italian giants, he has only been able to manage one minute of competitive action in a Champions League game against Sevilla.
Despite being touted as one of his country’s most highly rated talents, Juve’s struggles in the league have barely afforded a chance to blood the youngster.
Now, both the Gunners and Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United are said to be ready to pounce on his frustration in Turin by offering him an escape route.