Report: Arsenal and Liverpool-linked Norberto Neto agrees terms with Juventus

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Reported chasers Arsenal and Liverpool look set to miss out on Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto to Italian giants Juventus.

Juventus have agreed terms with reported Arsenal and Liverpool goalkeeping target Norberto Neto, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Neto, 25, will join the Serie A champions on a free transfer when his current contract with Fiorentina expires in the summer, with the deal reported to be all but completed at this point.

Juventus are willing to hand over a small fee to bring the Brazilian shot-stopper to Turn this month, but the Viola are reluctant to agree to such terms.

Signed from Atletico Paranense in 2011 for a reported £3 million fee, Neto has made 79 total appearances as Fiorentina’s first-choice keeper, but has been dropped from the side in recent weeks after declaring his intent to leave at the end of the season.

Liverpool have been linked with a £2 million move for his signature in the wake of Simon Mignolet’s struggles, per the Daily Mirror, while a recent report from the Daily Mail has also claimed that Arsenal are keeping close tabs on his situation.

Both Premier League clubs now look set to miss out, however, with the former Brazil Under-23 international earmarked as Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term successor for the Bianconeri.

Nevertheless, with Mignolet’s performances improving in recent weeks behind Liverpool’s new-look defence, and David Ospina given a chance to replicate his World Cup form for the Gunners, perhaps neither side will be too despondent over the news.

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