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Lukas Podolski set to hold talks with Juventus

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Juventus are holding talks with Arsenal over the transfer of German international, Lukas Podolski.

That is according to The Guardian, who report that the Gunners will demand a fee in excess of £10 million for the World Cup winning star. 

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29-year-old Podolski, who has been at Arsenal for two years, is thought to be in search of regular starting berth as he enters the later stages of his career. 

He only featured in 20 Premier League games last season and has seen his position further threatened by the recent arrivals of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Joel Campbell from a loan spell at Olympiakos. 

The stumbling block to the deal could be Arsenal's substantial asking price. Podolski is contracted until 2016 and, as such, Arsenal are keen to recoup close to the £11 million they paid Cologne for his services two years ago. 

However, Juventus are pondering whether they would be able to take Podolski on a season-long-loan deal. Bundeliga sides, Bayern Leverkusen and Wolfsburg are also thought to be interested in a loan move for the veteran forward. 

Interestingly, Podolski's rumoured move to Europa League winners, Sevilla, seems to have gone cold. Suspicions were aroused when, in the wake of the World Cup final, Podolski wrote on his own personal twitter account, "Road to Sevilla FC". 

Podolski has scored 28 goals in 69 appearances for FA cup champions, Arsenal. Despite his age, he has managed to make a staggering 116 appearances for his national side, scoring 47 goals in the process. 

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