As per a report from Italian outlet Tuttosport this afternoon, Juventus have joined AC Milan in expressing an interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Wilshere’s injury troubles over the course of his career have been widely covered in the press, with a string of lengthy spells on the sidelines having held the technically-gifted star back from a potentially top-class career.
Following a nightmare campaign during which he managed just 3 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2015/16, Wilshere was sent out on loan to Bournemouth last season.
He managed a respectable 27 league outings with the Cherries, but a hairline crack in his calfbone in April ruled the marauding midfielder out until August.
Return to form
Despite being heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates over the summer, Wilshere surprisingly remained in North London, with his impressive early-season performances in the Carabao Cup and Europa League having led to a Premier League recall for the Englishman.
And he has since gone on to re-establish himself as a key member of Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, with large sections of the Gunners’ fanbase now calling for the 34-time capped international to be handed a new contract at the club (his current deal is set to expire at the end of the season).
Serie A bound?
However, to this point, there has been no progress made towards a new deal, with Wilshere himself having recently admitted that ‘things have changed’ since Arsene Wenger said that the decision was down to the 26-year-old.
As such, a number of clubs are said to be eyeing summer swoops for Wilshere, with several reports emanating from Italy of late claiming that AC Milan are extremely keen on the Arsenal man.
And, in a further update via Tuttosport this afternoon, it is now being suggested that the Rossoneri have been joined by perennial-Serie A champions Juventus in the race for Wilshere.
The Bianconeri are known to be on the lookout for reinforcements in the middle of the park, with Liverpool’s Emre Can (who also looks set to be available on a free transfer this summer) a long-time target.