Juventus are planning an audacious double raid on Premier League clubs this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool strikers on their transfer radar.
Italian publication La Stampa is reporting that the Bianconeri have set their sights on Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, but will then focus on Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez if they are unable to lure the Argentine international from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Both players are in precarious situations at their respective clubs, with Van Persie set to enter the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium this summer and Suarez admitting he’d be interested in a move away from Anfield.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to keep the prolific Dutch striker in north London, and the two parties are set to reach the negotiation table at the end of the season as the Gunners look for long-term commitment from the former Feyenoord starlet.
Liverpool have stood strong behind Suarez throughout the racial abuse storm that followed an incident between their striker and Patrice Evra back in October, and whilst his handshake that wasn’t caused controversy in February, the Reds have remained loyal to Suarez throughout the troubles.
And Kenny Dalglish will hope for the same from the Uruguayan striker this summer, having spent only a season-and-a-half working together after both took their current positions on Merseyside last January.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool will have to be on their guard at the end of the season, as Andrea Agnelli, the Juventus president, looks to make a major statement.