Juventus’ chief Fabio Paratici has said that Sami Khedira and Emre Can are not for sale and ruled out making any midfield acquisitions in January.
They have slipped off the top of Serie A and their supporters are desperate for new players next month but Bianconeri look unlikely to do any business in the transfer market and that includes selling Emre and Arsenal-linked Sami.
Emre has had to settle for a role on the fringes under manager Maurizio Sarri this season – a season that started on a sour note after the star was left out of their Champions League squad.
The German international has been connected with a Premier League return, with Juventus reportedly ready to offer him to Manchester United to sweeten a possible deal to re-sign Paul Pogba.
Khedira was a reported target for Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal over the summer, but the departure of the Spanish coach Unai Emery may well have meant the player has dropped off the Gunners’ transfer radar.
Speaking to Sky Italia this week Fabio ruled out any reinforcements for the midfield in the winter and said they were relying on Khedira and Can.
“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,” Fabio said.
Meantime, Napoli are reportedly weighing up a £21 million swoop for Arsenal star Lucas Torreira.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been a regular for the Gunners during the 2019-20 term, making 20 appearances across all competitions, including 13 in the PL.