Report: Juventus trying to beat Arsenal to Alexis Sanchez

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Italian newspaper Tuttosport claims that Juventus are racing with Arsenal to secure the signature of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

Juventus are rushing to prepare a bid for Barcelona man Alexis Sanchez ahead of Arsenal, according to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport.

The Bianconeri have secured the Italian title for the third consecutive season and have done so with a record number of points.

But Juventus failed to deliver in Europe and coach Antonio Conte has demanded big-name additions to the squad if he is to stay.

One of those big-name additions could be Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, who is no stranger to Serie A having made his name at Udinese between 2006 and 2011.

The Chilean international has scored 20 goals and provided 15 assists for Barcelona this season but is believed to be on his way out.

Juventus have allegedly been tracking Sanchez since his time at Udinese but missed out when he joined Barcelona and now want to make amends.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus director Beppe Marotta is determined to see off competition from Arsenal by getting a verbal agreement in place with the player's agent Fernando Felicevich.

The two men have reportedly been in talks but Juventus must also convince Barcelona to agree the sale.

It is being reported that Juventus are willing to come in with an offer of just over £16m in the hope of getting in before Arsenal and preventing a bidding war.

Arsenal could be left in the blocks as they are said to be waiting on Arsene Wenger's future to be decided before they do any business.

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