Juventus target Liverpool & Arsenal strikers

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Juventus are planning to swoop for Luis Suarez or Robin Van Persie this summer as they look to bolster their forward line, according to The Guardian.

The Turin club are set to lose Alessandro Del Piero next month and Marco Borriello, who will return to his parent club, Roma, in July. As a result the Italian side are in the market for a striker and are expected to look to the Premier League for replacements.

The club's general director, Giuseppe Marotta, has expressed an interest in signing Arsenal's Dutch striker, with possible fallback options including Luis Suarez and Real Madrid frontman Gonzalo Higuain.

Speaking to, Marotta said: "Van Persie is a great player. But he still has one year left in his contract with Arsenal. We will try to put the icing on the cake this summer but the important thing is that the mix is good."

But the Premier League's top scorer is not the only target for the Italian champions as they look to Europe's elite to help fire them to Champions League glory next season.

"Van Persie, Suarez or Higuain? They are three important players," said Marotta. "If one of them arrives here it is not because he will be the less talented as other things have to be taken into account, such as the financial aspect."

Van Persie has led the line superbly for the Gunners this season and is set to open contract talks with the Emirates side in the summer. Similarly, Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has reiterated his desire to keep hold of his number seven, so Juventus face a battle if they are to land their main targets.

The Italian side have also been linked with Newcastle's French star Hatem Ben Arfa as they begin an ambitious rebuilding project designed to reestablish their status as one of Europe's top clubs.

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