Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly planning an audacious swoop on Arsenal for club-record signing Mesut Ozil.
The German World Cup winner joined the Gunners for a whopping £42.5m in 2013, but has largely failed to replicate his Real Madrid form.
According to Italian publication Tuttosport, Juve are hoping that they can take advantage of Ozil’s mediocre displays to get him for a cut-price £29m.
The Champions League finalists are wary that they need a couple of marquee signings this summer in order to maintain their spot among Europe’s elite.
They have lost Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo this summer and in-demand midfielder Paul Pogba is soon to be at the centre of a huge bidding war.
Ozil seems to have been identified as an attainable target, while Chelsea midfielder Oscar is also believed to be firmly on the Old Lady’s radar.