Arsenal have £13.8m bid rejected by Serie A club – report

Arsenal have made a bid to sign Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, according to reports in Italy

Arsenal have had a €16m (£13.8m) bid rejected by Juventus for midfielder Mario Lemina, according to reports in Italy.

Calciomercato – as reported by The Daily Telegraph – are claiming that the Gunners have failed in a bid to lure the 22-year-old Gabon international to Emirates Stadium in recent days.

The same report states that Arsenal’s offer was fell below Juventus’ €20m (£17.3m) valuation of the player, and that Schalke are also interested in the midfielder.

Reports of a possible Arsenal bid for Lemina may come as something of a surprise to Gunners fans after the north London club have been mainly linked with defensive reinforcements in recent days following the injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of players in recent days as the end of the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

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The north London side finished second in the Premier League table last season and 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City, as they ended the campaign without a trophy.

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