Report: Low-cost Juventus man attracting Arsenal and Saints

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There are rumours that Arsenal and Southampton are both lining up summer approaches for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.

Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella is desperate for a fresh start and could find a new challenge at Arsenal or Southampton if Italian reports are to be believed.

It has been a tough time for the 2006 World Cup winner who has slipped down the pecking order in Turin and become something of a bench warmer.

Many expected Quagliarella to pack his bags in the winter transfer window but deals with Lazio, West Ham and Cardiff City fell through.

The final insult for Quagliarella at Juventus came when he was left out of their Europa League squad by coach Antonio Conte.

It now looks almost certain that the 31-year-old will find a new club at the end of the season and Italian press reports suggest that two English clubs lead the way.

The Corriere dello Sport reports that Arsenal, who reportedly made a tentative approach in January, are preparing a move.

Quagliarella may be seen as a low-cost addition to the squad and it is suggested that Juventus would be willing to accept an offer as low as £1.5m.

However, the report indicates that Southampton are also keen on the ex-Udinese man and may bid around £2.5m to try and bring him to the Premier League.

Southampton have already done business with Juventus with the loan of Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and so may be in a stronger position to initiate talks.

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