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Report: Arsenal could sign Arthur Melo from Juventus on initial loan
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Report: Arsenal could sign Arthur Melo from Juventus on initial loan

Arsenal remain in talks with Juventus over a deal for Arthur Melo, with TuttoJuve reporting that the Old Lady will consider an initial loan deal for the Brazilian.

The Gunners are, once again, looking at a possible deal for Arthur. Edu, of course, agreed terms on a potential loan for the 25-year-old during the January transfer window. However, a move fell through before being completed.

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But it seems that Arthur remains on the Arsenal radar in this window. Reports at the weekend claimed that the two clubs were back in talks about a deal.

Juventus were considering leaving the midfielder out of their squad for their pre-season tour to remove any potential complications should Arsenal press ahead with a move.

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And it seems that the Gunners may not need to pay a fee this summer to sign him.

Tutto Juve reports that the Serie A side will accept a loan bid with a view to a £25.6 million permanent move for Arthur. Arsenal are weighing up whether to make an offer for the former Barcelona man.

Arsenal could sign Arthur on initial loan

Much may depend on whether Juve want an option or obligation to buy included in the deal. An option removes much of the risk and surely makes a deal worthwhile for Arsenal.

The Gunners may also be open to signing him on loan with an obligation to buy. He is an ‘incredible‘ player who has shone at times during his time in Turin.

Mikel Arteta has welcomed a number of signings this summer. And signing Arthur would have the potential to be a really smart piece of business.

A loan deal would see only a fraction of their remaining budget used up. So it would be no surprise to see him end up at the Emirates if those terms really are on the table.

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