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.

The Brazilian international endured a forgettable 2021/22 season as he started only 16 of the 52 games that Juventus played, dropping down the pecking order for midfielders. And the Serie A giants are keen on selling Arthur this summer, with Arsenal hot on his heels. But the player will prefer to join Barcelona instead of any other suitor. Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona might be considering re-signing Arthur this summer amid rampant uncertainties surrounding the future of Miralem Pjanic. In addition, the Catalan giants want to sell Frenkie de Jong to lighten the wage bill and register new signings. Continue reading