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In the news today:
Arsenal are on red alert after Brazilian midfield enforcer, Felipe Melo suggested he could be available for transfer.
The 28 year old was on Arsenal’s radar a few summers ago while playing for Fiorentina, however a move failed to materialise and Melo eventually signed for Juventus in 2009.
His time in Turin though has been fairly turbulent where he featured 37 times last season. He has repeatedly been linked with moves almost in tandom with signing for the former Italian champions, and his latest comments suggest that move is now imminent.
He told Globo Esporte: “I was not cut from the Juventus squad. Quite simply, in agreement with the directors, we decided it was inconvenient that I should only play in Serie A, considering my salary and the contract that runs to 2014.
“I’ve received an offer from Europe that will vastly improve my salary. We’re finalising the details and over the next few days everything ought to be completed.”
Melo has 24 caps for Brazil, scoring twice.