Arthur Melo’s agent Federico Pastorello has revealed the midfielder still wants to leave Juventus this summer.
Melo was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window but despite having talks the two sides could not reach an agreement. The Italian giants were willing to let the midfielder leave on an 18-month loan with an option to buy for around €40m (£34m).
Arthur has struggled for playing time in recent weeks, starting just two of Juve’s last eight matches in all competitions, and Federico Pastorello, his agent, said the Brazilian will again be looking to move this summer.
“In January he was close to leaving and joining Arsenal,” Pastorello told La Repubblica. “He is too important a player to be marginalised. He must also think about his situation with the national team.
“He was signed to play a different style of football with Maurizio Sarri. [Massimiliano] Allegri likes him but instead, he wants to play with two more physical midfielders.
“It’s a tactical question and I don’t make the technical choices. But it’s not in anyone’s interest to continue in this situation.”
The Italo-Brazilian contract expires in 2023.