Arsenal will have TWO chances to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus in the summer, according to the Daily Star .
That’s because he’s in the unique position of being wanted by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as well as Max Allegri, his current manager at Juventus who is in the frame to take over from Wenger if the Frenchman leaves Arsenal in the summer.
Rugani is highly regarded by both men – but he won’t come cheap.
The 22-year-old, whose contract in Turin runs until 2021, is valued at around £25million by Juventus.
Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln: 5 things we learned
Sanchez scored a fabulously taken goal as Arsenal overwhelmed Lincoln in the second half before also setting up Aaron Ramsey who scored the fifth in the 73rd minute.
It was heartbreaking for non-league Lincoln who held out until Theo Walcott’s deflected shot opened the scoring in first half injury time.
Olivier Giroud, Luke Waterfall’s own goal and then Alexis Sanchez and Ramsey booked Arsenal’s place in the last four at Wembley.
It was tough on Lincoln as Nathan Arnold went so close in the first half but was denied by a terrific save from Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.
Wenger urged to make decision during international break
They want finality on a situation that is tearing apart the club by the time the Gunners face Manchester City at the Emirates on April 2.
Arsenal travel to West Brom on Saturday giving Wenger a fortnight to ponder whether to sign a new two-year contract.
The Frenchman has been saying publicly that he won’t decide on his future until the end of the season while last week chairman Sir Chips Keswick insisted that the club would not rush Wenger into a decision.
Sanchez becoming an Arsenal outcast
The Chilean striker, who has been at the centre of controversy for the past week, is upsetting the Gunners dressing room and is being given a wide berth by his team-mates.
Sanchez’s attitude is being called into question and it has now reached the point where Arsenal’s players are lining-up squarely behind boss Arsene Wenger.
A dressing-room source said: “Alexis is being moody and disruptive and it’s getting to the rest of the squad.”
Wenger left Sanchez out of his line-up at Liverpool and took him off during the five-goal thumping by Bayern Munich in midweek.
The star was then pictured laughing and joking on the bench as the Gunners were smashed 10-2 on aggregate.
The source added: “The players are getting fed-up with it. If it came to a straight choice between which side to choose, there is no doubt they would back the manager.”