If Juve sell the full-back then they can fund a move for the Dane themselves.
Arsenal are preparing a move for Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner and in the process will stop Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of signing Christian Eriksen from Ajax, reports the Express.
The money Juve would get from selling Lichtsteiner – believed to be around £12m – would help La Bianconeri then fund the transfer of Eriksen.
The 21-year-old has had another impressive season in the Eredivisie by helping Ajax to a third successive Dutch league title, but the attacking midfielder admitted a switch to Spurs would interest the Denmark international.
However, Eriksen is also the Old Lady’s last remaining transfer target of the summer, having already been busy bringing in the likes of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, but the club still need extra funds before being able to submit a bid.
This means that the Gunners would not only be getting a top-class player by signing Lichsteiner, but would also scupper Tottenham’s plans in the process – a double positive that is sure to please the fans.
Manager Arsene Wenger has revitalised interest in the Swiss full-back as the 63-year-old wants competition for Bacary Sagna and youngster Carl Jenkinson.
The future of Sagna at the Emirates Stadium was uncertain earlier this summer, but although it now looks like the right-back will be staying, Wenger still wants extra defensive support.
The versatility of Lichsteiner means the 29-year-old can also play on the right side of midfield and having spent two years in Turin and won back-to-back Serie A titles, the Juve star certainly has plenty of experience.