Juve star attracting Arsenal interest
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be keen on signing a top-class centre-back before the transfer deadline, following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona.
The Frenchman is well aware of the club's defensive frailties and has now added Italy international and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci to his list of potential defensive additions.
It is understood that the club's hierarchy have given the green signal to go ahead and sign a new defender following the decision to allow Belgian star Thomas Vermaelen to join Barcelona earlier this week.
World Cup winners Mats Hummels and Benedikt Howedes have also been associated with moves to the Emirates over the past few days.