Arsenal are going to attempt to push through a move for Juventus right back Stephan Lichtsteiner prior to the January window, with the hope of securing him for a cut price fee in the process, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Juve player’s contract expires at the end of the current season, and that means Arsenal could capture him for less than his true value.
However, if a move is not agreed before January, Lichtsteiner could agree a pre contract deal with another side, with the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea thought to be circling for a possible bosman move in the summer.
While Lichtsteiner would not be available in the Champions League, having played for the Italian side in the competition already this season, Arsenal require defensive additions, especially on the right side.
The Gunners would likely not be able to compete with other sides on wages offered, and hope to secure a move that would work for Juve, one where they receive a fee for a player they spent €10 million on, rather than losing him for free.