According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Arthur Melo will prefer to join Barcelona if he leaves Juventus in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old midfielder is also a target for Arsenal and AS Monaco, with the Bianconeri keen on cashing in on him ahead of the 2022/23 season. Arthur Melo joined Juventus from Barcelona nearly two years ago, with Miralem Pjanic moving to Camp Nou in a separate deal, as the two clubs agreed to swap the midfielders. But the transfers have not panned out as envisioned for any of the four parties involved, with the players struggling to make their mark and the European heavyweights desperate to offload them.
Arthur could thus be a viable target for Barcelona, especially if Bernardo Silva remains untouchable at Manchester City. But Barcelona will have to fend off stiff competition from Arsenal to secure the services of the 25-year-old, even though the player wants to move back to Camp Nou in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal attempted to sign Arthur in the January transfer window, but a move failed to materialise. The Gunners are back in the equation this summer as their pursuit of Youri Tielemans has stalled. Widespread reports have suggested that Juventus might soon receive a formal bid from Arsenal, with the north Londoners stepping up their efforts to sign the Brazilian international.