Juventus are trying their best to sign Schalke star Julian Draxler and Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze but are very aware that Manchester United and Arsenal are capable of outbidding them.
That is the interesting claim made by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, who believe that both the Premier League clubs are interested in Gotze and Draxler.
Juventus have been chasing the Germany internationals for most of the summer as Massimiliano Allegri looks to rebuild his squad ahead of the new season.
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Having won the fourth consecutive Serie A title, the Copa Italia and reached the Champions League final, the Italian boss has a lot to live up.
However, while they have been experiencing tremendous success on the pitch, the Serie A is seriously lagging behind the Premier League in terms of commercial revenue and simply cannot compete with English clubs in the transfer market.
In fact, the huge budgets given to both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger threatens to price Juventus out of the market for top players altogether.
That is why they fear the emergence of either the Red Devils or the Gunners in the race to sign either Draxler or Gotze. Just a whiff of interest from either club will almost certainly raise the asking price.
Van Gaal's relationship
The report claims that Van Gaal is especially keen on Gotze and holds a tremendous advantage over Juventus because of his special relationship with officials at the Bavarian club.
As a dynamic attacking midfielder who can play in a variety of roles, Gotze suits the system Van Gaal is currently trying to implement, hence to interest.
As for Arsenal's interest in Draxler, one can only assume it is because Wenger tried and failed to land the winger in January 2014.
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