Arsenal have been in talks with Juventus over Mirko Vucinic and were reportedly closing in on a deal but Chelsea seem to have intervened in an attempt to steal him away.
Vucinic is expected to leave Juventus this month in order to find a fresh challenge having become a peripheral figure in Turin.
Tottenham were initially linked with a move for the 30-year-old but Juventus reportedly refused a loan and their price tag was said to be out of Spurs' range.
It appears that Juventus won't consider letting Vucinic leave for anything less than £8.5m and it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would be willing to offer that.
Inter are said to be tracking Vucinic and could have the advantage of being able to negotiate a co-ownership agreement with Juventus.
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