Arsenal risk missing out on another of their reported summer targets as Juventus are understood to have made an improved €26m bid for Julian Draxler.
La Gazzetta dello Sport believe that the Turin giants have raised their offer for the German international by €2m which now sees the total package rise to €26m.
That offer comprises of a €17m fee and then an additional €9m in bonuses, and it is believed that the player himself has already agreed to a five-year deal with the club, according to Football Italia.
In contrast, other reports in Italy claim that Bayern Munich ace Mario Gotze remains Juve’s top target, although it remains to be seen if he decides to leave the German champions this summer.
The Bianconeri are keeping their options well and truly open, as several of the same publications suggest that they are also monitoring Ilkay Gundogan’s situation at Dortmund with a view to making an offer for the German midfield ace.
Juve have lost Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez this summer, and although they have already bought well, they are seemingly intent on strengthening their squad further.
While Draxler appears to be the favourite to arrive for now, things could change if Gotze is made available by Bayern.