Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly monitor Swiss ace's contract situation at Juventus

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Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner has been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Switzerland international right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner is to have a meeting with current club Juventus over his contract situation.

The 30-year-old’s current deal runs out next summer and his apparent reluctance to date to sign a new deal has attracted the attentions of both Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Gunners added to their defensive ranks over the summer but a number of injuries prompted Wenger to hand the inexperienced right-back Hector Bellerin his Premier League debut last weekend.

Despite signing Filipe Luis during the summer, the Blues on the other hand have still lack cover in the fullback areas and Lichtsteiner’s attacking displays have caught Mourinho’s eye.

The former Lille defender’s situation is a dilemma for Juventus as they wouldn’t want to miss out on a potential January sale and lose him for free next summer.

Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that a meeting is to be held shortly with the Premier League duo monitoring the situation carefully.

“For Lichtsteiner there is an upcoming meeting: there is the will to find a solution, although there is interest abroad. Chelsea is monitoring the situation, while Arsenal is even more interested, but Juventus remains optimistic.” The report states.

Lichtsteiner joined the Italian champions for a reported €10 million fee in the summer of 2011 from fellow Serie A side Lazio.

He scored the Turin-based side’s first ever goal in their new stadium in 2011 and finished the 2013/14 season topping the club’s assist charts with an impressive eight.

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