Early reports emanating from Turin, suggested that Arsenal stand a chance of sneaking past other suitors in respect to Felipe Melo's signature. Although they expect Arsenal to forgo the services of one of their most loyal servants in the person of Gael Clichy, for the old lady's dream-deal to become realistic.
However, that seems unlikely, but Juventus' General director Giuseppe Marotta, has given Arsenal and other prospective clubs an escape route, with this somewhat confirmation of the 27-year-old midfielder's impending exit.
Melo, has failed to impress in Italy despite recurring assurances from his close allies, and it is crystal clear the Italian outfit aren't prepared to wait until 2014 for the proper expiration of his contract: "Melo's situation is the same as other players at the club," Marotta told Gazetta dello sport.
"Hence, we are on guard to evaluate all eventual offers."