Juventus are reportedly set to hold talks with Arsenal over the prospect of taking forward Lukas Podolski to Turin.
According to the Guardian, the Serie A club are hoping to come to terms with the Gunners and complete the signing before the end of the summer transfer window.
Podolski, who joined from FC Cologne two years back has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal and is not guaranteed a place in the starting XI for the upcoming season. The German international was left out of the squad for Arsenal's trip to Goodison Park this past Saturday, fuelling further talks about an imminent move away from the club.
It is believed that Juventus are looking at signing Podolski on a season-long loan deal with an option of making the move permanent the following summer. But Arsenal are said to be keen on a permanent transfer and are willing to sell the forward for a fee in the region of £10m.
Earlier reports suggested that Galatasaray were also interested in the striker, but according to Goal the Turkish club have pulled out of the race to sign the former Bayern Munich forward. CEO Unal Aysal admitted that new manager Cesare Prandelli feels he will be a 'luxury' signing that Galatasaray don't need at the moment.
"I asked Cesare Prandelli if we should target Lukas Podolski. Prandelli told us that Podolski would be a luxury transfer and that he isn't required," Aysal said.
It is now believed that Juventus officials will travel to London in the coming days to conduct the negotiations as manager Masimilliano Allegri is keen to land the forward.
The 29-year-old striker has become somewhat of a fan favourite at the Emirates following his arrival and has quite a decent record having scored 28 goals in 69 appearances for the club. Podolski still has two more years remaining on his current contract.