Serie A giants close to signing French youth international, who has attracted interest from the Emirates Stadium.
Juventus are close to signing French teenager Benjamin Mendy, who has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Sunderland in recent weeks.
The 18-year-old left-back has caught the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs after impressing for Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre this season.
The Old Lady have reportedly had a bid of €2m (£1.7m) for the youngster rejected by the French club and are ready to up their offer to closer to €3m (£2.5) in order to ward off attention from the Emirates and the Stadium of Light, reports Football Italia.
Mendy has represented Les Bleus at Under-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 level.
Mendy, who stands at 6’2″, made his professional debut in August 2011 in Le Havre’s 2–1 Coupe de la Ligue defeat to Amiens and has gone on to make over fifty appearances for the club.