Arsenal line up loan transfer for Juve's Arthur Melo as £38m deal for Lyon's Bruno Guimaraes is 'too complicated'

Arsenal line up loan transfer for Juve's Arthur Melo as £38m deal for Lyon's Bruno Guimaraes is 'too complicated'

January 10, 2022

ARSENAL are interested in taking Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo on loan, according to reports.

The 25-year-old Brazilian is on a shortlist of three, according to trusted Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.


But despite the Gunners' interest they have not yet contacted the Serie A giants about Melo, says Romano.

And a January move for Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, is looking less and less likely.

Romano says the three-cap Brazil star would cost about £37.5million.

But he adds the deal is unlikely to happen in this month's window because it is 'too complicated'.

Arthur has struggled to impress at Juve since joining from Barcelona in a £66m deal in 2020.

Before moving to Italy he had been linked Tottenham.

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Last week, Everton and Newcastle were reported to have joined Arsenal in the race to sign highly-rated Guimaraes.

The Gunners are thought to have been tracking Guimaraes for a couple of years now, including at the start of his career at Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense.

Lyon paid £17m for him in early 2020 and Paranaense are due a slice of any future fee, with a 20 per cent sell-on clause thought to be in place.

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