Juventus and Atletico Madrid are reportedly keeping an eye on an Arsenal star the club refuse to sell for less than £ 43million.
Bukayo Saka has become a vital player for the club and the country over the past six months. Indeed, the winger has five Premier League appearances and four starts for Mikel Arteta’s men this quarter. The 20-year-old also played a major role as England reached the Euro 2020 final this summer.
While the Gunners are reluctant to lose a player of Saka’s quality, that hasn’t stopped clubs chasing his signing.
According to Calciomercato, Juve is monitoring the player’s progress. However, they also face competition from Atletico to land the talented and versatile striker.
The report adds that Arsenal are fully aware of the interest in Saka. But they won’t let him go for less than £ 43million (€ 50million).
Saka didn’t sign a new four-year contract with the club until July 2020 and could be in line for a pay rise if he maintains his current form.
The forward scored seven goals and recorded 10 assists for the Gunners last season before playing for the Three Lions.
However, Saka received racist messages after he, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford all missed the penalty spot in England’s loss to Italy in the final.
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Saka is still not the finished article
Saka played the full 90 minutes as the Gunners won at Burnley on Saturday. However, Arteta believes there are aspects of his game that he still needs to work on.
“Well, he didn’t have a lot of physical preparation,” said the Gunners boss. “I think there are still things to improve there, but he is trying hard. He’s another who struggled in the last few minutes.
“But it’s great that he’s able to suffer and somehow get over that and deal with these difficulties and adversities in games where things aren’t really going for him.
“It’s part of football. He had parts where he was brilliant, then he wrestled, and then he was brilliant again.
“It’s better than being brilliant and then wrestling and wrestling and wrestling. So that’s part of his development and I’m really happy with him.
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