Arsenal target decides to stay in Italy

Arsenal loan target Mirko Vucinic is training away from the Juventus first team due to the fact that he may be leaving the current Serie A leaders before transfer deadline day on Friday.

It had appeared that a deal had been done for the 30-year-old Montenegrin striker to sign for Inter Milan with Inter’s Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin moving to Turin.

The deal however fell through after protests from Inter fans got the Milan club to pull out of negotiations.

Arsenal initially approached Juventus general manager Beppe Marrota in London over the New Year as the Italian champions consider letting the striker go now that they are no longer involved in the Champions League and have Carlos Teves and former Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente to rely on up front.

Arsenal were told that Juventus were not interested in loaning the player out, but would sell him if the two clubs could agree a price which is thought to be around £8 million.

In other developments Southampton may enter the race as they look to offload trouble maker Dani Osvaldo before the Friday transfer deadline with Juventus and a couple of other Italian clubs thought to be interested in the Italian striker.

Arsenal needs to find some cover for Olivier Giroud and eight million just might be an insurance policy that is worth taking out as the Gunners look for silverware on three fronts.

Have a look at the video below and see if you think that Vucinic would provide the cover needed.