Arsenal have reportedly had a £25million bid rejected for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.


The Italy Under-21 international impressed in Italy last season, but he is behind Massimiliano Allegri’s first-choice centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini in the pecking order and made just 17 Serie A appearances.

He has been linked with a move away from Turin this summer, with Arsenal and Italian sides Napoli and Sampdoria all reportedly interested in his signature.

Reports from Italy claim the Gunners have had a £25m bid rejected for the defender.

The report claims the north London club made the proposal after Everton moved for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

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The Toffees will apparently begin negotiations with the Italian club in the coming days and are willing to pay £38.4m for the centre-back.

Arsenal are on the lookout for a new centre back this summer with doubts remaining over both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel


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