Discussions are set to commence between Arsenal and Juventus over the proposed transfer of Gael Clichy, it has been claimed.

According to Tuttosport, Juve director Fabio Paratici has flown to London in order to thrash out a deal for the French full-back with a view to him moving to Turin in the summer.

Juve currently have Arsenal defender Armand Traore on their books after he left the Gunners on loan last summer, but the Old Lady are understood to be a after a more long-term acquisition.

Arsenal are said to be holding out for around €15 million for the 25-year-old, who has frequently been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.


It was previously reported that Real Madrid were considering moving for the Arsenal left-back when the transfer window reopens, while Liverpool have also been linked with his signature.

Regardless of whether Clichy moves or not, Arsenal are expected to invest in their defence at the end of the season after another year of missed opportunities.

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