Juventus make approach for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin
Juventus have contacted Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin’s representatives about a possible transfer, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
Sources at a recent corporate event in Italy were reportedly briefing that Juve made multiple attempts to sign Bellerin last summer.
Having lost Brazilian veteran Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain, the Serie A champions were keen to bring the Gunners youngster to Turin as his replacement.
The Spain international was reportedly Juve’s top target to become their new right-back.
Juventus reportedly made direct contact with Bellerin’s camp repeatedly, but were unable to strike a deal.
Bellerin, aged 22, was under pressure after some poor display last season, but has started the 2017/18 campaign in better form.
He came through the youth ranks at hometown club Barcelona before joining Arsenal as a 16-year-old in 2011.
Having failed to make any progress on the Bellerin deal, Juventus instead opted to sign Mattia De Sciglio from domestic rivals AC Milan.