Arsenal are considering an approach in signing Juventus star Paul Pogba as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his side's midfield before transfer deadline day. The Telegraph claims the Gunners are preparing a bid of £20 in bringing the former Manchester United man to the Emirates.
The north London side have been struck by injuries to their first team regulars. Mikel Arteta is on the sidelines and is likely to miss next six weeks with a torn calf muscle while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out of action for the most part of this calendar year after picking up an injury during his side's 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa.
In addition to this, Abou Diaby's ongoing injury concern is forcing Wenger to make a desperate approach in bringing a midfielder before the end of the transfer window. Arsenal are keen on signing Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye. However, their bid was turned down by the Tyneside club, which was confirmed by Alan Pardew.
With Newcastle rejecting Arsenal's approach in signing the French international, the Gunners' manager has turned his attention in signing Pogba. The 20-year-old left United and joined the Italian champions last summer and has been a regular inclusion in Juventus' squad during the previous campaign.
Pogba's performance for the Turin club has earned him a call for the national side. He also played a crucial role in France's U20 World Cup victory earlier this summer, where he was named as the player of the tournament.
The former United player's contract at Juventus runs down in 2016. The report claims that Juventus are willing to listen to offer, only if the suitable buyers make a bid of £20m for the midfielder's services.
Meanwhile, any move from the north London side for Pogba's signature will not be an easy task. Earlier in June, the midfielder revealed that he is happy to continue with the Italian giants and had put the speculation surrounding his future to bed.
"I will still be at Juventus next season. My future lies at this club. It has been a good season for me. I am feeling very well in Turin and I'm happy at Juve," Pogba explained.