According Sky Sport Italia, Juventus have held a meeting with agent Jorge Mendes over his client and Benfica starlet Joao Felix.
Arsenal had been linked with the teenage attacking midfielder who doesn’t turn 20 until November.
Nevertheless, that may prove to be irrelevant if Juve continue to press ahead with their bid to sign Felix following their meeting.
Felix has been superb for the Primeira Liga title contenders. So far he’s notched up eight goals and four assists in 15 top flight appearances for Benfica.
If Arsenal intend to sign him, they will need to step up their interest and cough up the cash. The Sun add that the 19-year-old reportedly has a whopping £105m release clause in his contract which is surely an unrealistic fee for the north London giants to splash out.
Arsenal have also reportedly dealt a blow in their pursuit of Nicolas Tagliafico who is now wanted by Real Madrid.