Arsenal linked forward left waiting by Juventus

Sebastian Giovinco

Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco has been made to wait for talks over his future at the club, fuelling speculation he could be on his way out.

Sebastian Giovinco has suffered yet another snub from Juventus and could be ready for a move, possibly to Arsenal.

Last season was immensely frustrating for Giovinco, who had to watch most games from the bench due to coach Antonio Conte's preference for Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in a two-man attack.

Nicknamed 'The Atomic Ant', the five foot five Giovinco was tipped to leave back in January and Arsenal and Tottenham were said to be interested, but nothing happened.

Having developed in the Juventus youth system, Giovinco has probably been reticent to leave, but there's a feeling that his potential is slipping away as he is now 27 and firmly out of the national set-up.

Giovinco has been set for talks with Juventus over his contract, which expires next summer, but the club appear to have delayed a meeting expected to happen this week.

"There are no talks in progress at the moment," agent Andrea D'Amico told Tuttosport.

"We met a while back but after that we didn't hear anything. When Juventus want to talk they know where to find us.

"It's not down to us to go looking for them."

D'Amico's comments suggest a sense of frustration as Juventus continue to assemble their squad for next season but can't find time for Giovinco, who is becoming a peripheral figure.

It is possible that any club interested in swooping for Giovinco might be able to get a good bargain if contract talks don't lead to an extension because Seba could leave for free at the end of the coming season.

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