Arsenal handed massive blow in their pursuit of Juventus midfield destroyer

By | December 16, 2019

Serie A giants Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has claimed that Emre Can and Sami Khedira are not for sale and ruled out making additions in January.

Italian giants have slipped off the top of Serie A and their supporters are desperate for new players next month, however, the Old Lady look unlikely to do any business when the transfer window will be re-opened in January and that includes selling former Liverpool star Emre Can or former Real Madrid anchorman Sami Khedira.

German has had to settle for a role on the fringes after the arrival of Maurizio Sarri this campaign and has been rumoured with a switch to Manchester United, while Khedira also not considered as a starting XI.

The German duo have been linked with a move to Premier League in January, Emre Can to Man Utd and Sami Khedira to Arsenal.

And Can did little to silence the rumours with his interview.

“I’m still a Juventus player,” Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia) quote him as saying.

“Obviously I’m not satisfied with my situation, but I’m keeping my foot on the accelerator and I give 100 percent in every training session.

“I’m trying to change my situation, no player is happy when they don’t play

“That’s my situation in Turin right now and I’ll have to think about what makes the most sense to me over the winter.

“I certainly see myself in Turin, but the situation must change.”

However, speaking to Sky Italia this week Paratici ruled out the exit of German pair.

“As I have already said several times, we have a very competitive and complete squad. We have Emre Can and we have Khedira who will come back, so we have no intention of operating on the market,” he said.

Khedira was a reported target for Arsenal all summer long and the exit of Unai Emery doesn’t mean the German has dropped off the North London club’s radar