Arsenal and Man United both interested in signing 21-year-old – report

Both Arsenal and Man United are interested in signing Juventus defender Merih Demiral, according to reports

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in signing Juventus defender Merih Demiral, according to reports in Italy.

Italian outlet Tuttosport, as quoted by the Daily Mail, is reporting that Juventus are preparing to cash-in on the defender should a significant offer come in for him.

The same story says that both Arsenal and Manchester United have sent scouts to take a close look at the 21-year-old in the lead-up to the January transfer window.

According to the report, both of the Premier League clubs made personal checks on Demiral during Turkey’s recent qualifiers against Iceland and Andorra.

Serie A champions Juventus signed Demiral from Sassuolo in the summer but he has only made one senior appearance under Maurizio Sarri so far this season.

The central defender’s only appearance for Juventus this season came when he played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Verona back in September.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for reinforcements in the January transfer window following stuttering starts to the season for both clubs.

The Premier League sides have only managed to win four of their opening 12 games in the top flight so far this season to leave them off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Martin Keown
Martin Keown makes prediction about Aubameyang’s Arsenal future
Frank Lampard
Sky Sports reporter: Chelsea FC will make this signing this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United set to make late bid for 24-year-old midfielder – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United ‘close’ to agreeing personal terms ahead of first summer signing – report
Timo Werner
‘A very dangerous player’: Christian Pulisic rates Chelsea FC signing
Ben Chilwell and Danny Drinkwater (Photo: Danny Drinkwater / Instagram)
Chelsea FC will have to pay world-record fee for 23-year-old – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic is defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
Madrid Open cancelled in latest blow to 2020 tennis schedule
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hint about Man United summer signings
Frank Lampard
Duncan Castles: Chelsea FC have made enquiry about signing 28-year-old