Vucinic ready to quit Juventus, but are Arsenal still interested?

Mirko Vucinic

The Italian press believe former Arsenal target Mirko Vucinic will be one of the first players to leave Juventus this summer, but where will he go?

Mirko Vucinic was reportedly on the brink of joining Arsenal on loan in January but he decided to stay in Turin.

However, the Montenegro international remains a fringe player for Scudetto winners Juventus and is expected to be amongst the first to leave in a summer clear-out.

Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente have formed an impressive strike partnership for Juventus and there is a lot of competition for places in their attack.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo joined on loan from Southampton in January while Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella are occasional starters.

Vucinic appeared to be ready to call time on his Juventus stay in January and was all but packing when he was offered in a part-exchange deal that would have brought Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin to Turin.

However, that deal fell through at the last minute and Vucinic remained in limbo, despite being heavily linked with first Tottenham and then Arsenal.

Juventus will need to streamline their squad in the summer if they are to pursue their transfer targets such as Manchester United winger Nani and Vucinic is likely to leave.

Vucinic may not now be on Arsenal's radar with reports recently suggesting that Greek side Olympiakos were his most probably destination.

It is possible that Inter may re-open their interest in Vucinic and Tuttosport has claimed that Everton and Tottenham could be keeping an eye on him.

It appears that Vucinic may have missed his chance to play for Arsenal and his form since the loan deal fell through will hardly have left Arsene Wenger rueing that near miss.

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