Rivals in for Potters target

Arsenal have joined Stoke in the race to sign Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, and are reported to have failed with a £16m bid.

Stoke: Rivals in for Potters targetStoke: Rivals in for Potters target

The Italian champions are willing to cash in on the Gabon international, who operates in central midfield, but they are holding out for a fee closer to £20million.

Stoke were recently told by Juve that Lemina would only leave for such a figure, and Arsenal will be told the same if Arsene Wenger pursues his interest in the player.

Juve have only just signed Lemina on a permanent basis after he impressed during a loan spell from French side Marseille, but they will sell if they can make a quick profit.

Watford and West Brom have also been linked with a move, and with there being so many admirers, the Old Lady are confident of getting their asking price.

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