Report: Juventus v Arsenal for youngster compared to Ribery

Florian Thauvin

Arsenal remain interested in signing Marseille winger Florian Thauvin but they may face competition from Italian champions Juventus.

Rising star Florian Thauvin seems to have a queue of clubs interested in signing him, but Arsenal are believed to be long-term admirers and Juventus's arrival on the scene will be a worry.

Juventus and Arsenal may cross swords over another young French talent in Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain and it seems that the two clubs have similar transfer priorities.

The Italian side have been boosted by their shrewd transfer dealings in recent years and pulled off a masterstroke in snapping up Paul Pogba when Manchester United released him.

Juventus also signed Kingsley Coman who is seen as a star of the future and the Daily Star believes that Thauvin is next on the Old Lady's list.

Thauvin is an exciting attacking midfield talent and he has won praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who was keeping an eye on the player even before he joined Lille last year.

In the past Thauvin has been likened to Franck Ribery and featured in The Obeserver's '10 Most Promising Young Players in Europe' back in January.

There may well be a bidding war in January or June, but Arsenal will be confident that they can outgun Juventus given the fragile nature of Serie A clubs' finances at present.

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