Gunners target also wanted by Juventus.
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Arsenal may face a battle to sign Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic as Juventus also join the chase for his signature, according to Tuttosport.
The Serbian youngster is thought to be available this summer after slipping down in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, with the Gunners thought to be eyeing him up as an ideal replacement for Barcelona-bound Thomas Vermaelen.
However, Juventus also want to sign a new centre-back in this transfer window, with new manager Massimiliano Allegri keen to put his own stamp on the squad inherited from his predecessor Antonio Conte.
Nastasic, 21, previously impressed in Serie A with his former club Fiorentina, and he remains a highly regarded talent in Italy, despite struggling for consistency at City.