Arsenal’s hopes of signing Juventus star Arthur Melo have suffered a blow, thanks to Chelsea.
Tuttosport newspaper and Calciomercato.com report the Blues have already informed Juventus that they won’t let the 25-year-old leave Stamford Bridge on a temporary deal in January.
Juventus are struggling financially, so they can only sign additional players on a free transfer or on loan with an option to buy after signing Dusan Vlahovic.
Surely, the 2021 Champions League winners are not open to loaning Loftus Cheek for just six months, so Juventus must continue their search for a potential replacement for Arthur.
Juventus will only loan the midfielder out to the Gunners once a replacement has been signed and, according to the Mail, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been identified as an ideal candidate.
Everton are also said to have failed in a loan move for Loftus-Cheek.