According to reports in the English media this evening, Italian giants Juventus have set their sights on 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 since led to a Premier League recall for the Englishman.
He has gone on to play the full 90 minutes in all of Arsenal’s last 8 league outings, 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).
However, as per the Sun and other outlets in England this evening, one club hoping to convince Wilshere to steer clear of a fresh deal at the Emirates are Serie A champions Juventus.
Bianconeri boss Max Allegri is rumoured to be a keen admirer of the talents of the 26-year-old, with Juve hopeful of securing Wilshere’s signature in another of their famed free transfer arrivals of recent years.
The Bianconeri are known to be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements, and have also expressed a heavy interest in Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can.