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Juventus clear favourites to sign reported Chelsea and Arsenal target

Juventus clear favourites to sign reported Chelsea and Arsenal target

Kessie close to Juve transfer

Italian giants Juventus are reportedly in advanced negotiations to land highly-rated Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie in the New Year. The Ivory Coast international has been influential to his side's bright start to the Serie A campaign.



According to Calciomercato, the Old Lady are in pole position to sign the 19-year-old midfielder after becoming the first club to lodge an approach for his signature.

It is added that the player is unlikely to break straight into the first-team, and will rather be loaned out to Atalanta for the remainder of the campaign.

Kessie, who is a boyhood Manchester United fan, has netted five goals in the Serie A this season, which makes him the joint top goalscorer among all under-21 players in Europe's top leagues.

The teenager has also become a regular with his national side having earned 10 caps till date.