Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco could be on his way to Arsenal in the New Year, according to the player's agent, who has refused to rule out a potential move.
The 27-year-old is set to leave The Old Lady in the summer once his contract expires, after falling down the pecking order in Turin due to severe competition for striker roles, and despite a January move being ruled out, a departure once his deal expires could well happen.
Arsenal were strongly linked with the Italian during pre-season, with Arsene Wenger desperate to sign a striker, but after failing to land Giovinco and several others, the Frenchman signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United instead on transfer deadline day.
Wenger was in Italy on summer deadline day, sparking speculation that he could be talking to Giovinco or AS Roma's Mattia Destro, but sadly for Arsenal fans he was just attending a charity event which he agreed to take part in.
However, with the Italian forward set to leave Juve on a free-transfer once his deal expires, the 27-year-old's agent has admitted that the possibility of a move to the Emirates Stadium is still on the cards.
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Whilst giving an interview, Giovinco’s agent Andrea D’Amico admitted that with his contract expiring next summer the power is in the club's hands as to whether or not they want to extend his stay.
According to D'Amico, they are keen on holding talks with Juve, but the club haven't made any real effort to discuss terms and that has left speculation mounting over Giovinco's future.
As well as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, Giovinco's agent has confirmed that Fiorentina are also keen on the Italian and could transfer their in the summer.
"Giovinco to Arsenal? At the moment only Juventus can negotiate with him, later on however things can change since he has an expiring contract," he told Sky Italia. "I haven’t met many times with Juventus, on our end we have always been open to it.
"Fiorentina? We know they like the player, but we’ll need to evaluate the project. Giovinco is 27 years old, he’s in the prime of his career and he has had some important experiences at Juventus.
"In my opinion giving up on him is a risk, there aren’t players with his quality and attributes: the fact that [Antonio] Conte has selected him to national team proves it."