Arsenal and Tottenham could have to fork out £30m to land January transfer target

The 21-year old has been linked with a move to both North London clubs as well as Bayern Munich but his current club wont let him go cheaply.

Juventus are open to selling reported Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Dejan Kulusevski, but only if their valuation of the winger is met.

Reports coming out of Italy are suggesting the Serie A side want €35 million to €40 million (around £29 million to £34 million) in January if they are going to let the 21-year old leave.

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Both North London clubs have been linked with a move for the Swedish international and so have German giants Bayern Munich.

Here is everything we know and what is being reported on Dejan Kulusevski.

Who is Dejan Kulusevski?

Dejan Kulusevski of Juventus is put under pressure by Johan Vasquez of Genoa during the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC at on December 05, 2021 in Turin, Italy

Swedish international Dejan Kulusevski signed for Juventus in 2020 after the Atalanta player impressed during a loan spell with Parma.

The Turin side immediately loaned the winger back to Parma after signing him for a considerable fee of €35 million (£29 million).

He has made 16 appearances for Juventus in Serie A this season but 12 of those were as a substitute.

Throw in his appearances in the Champion League, where he scored his only goal of the season in a 1-0 win away to Zenit St Petersburg, and he has made 21 appearances for the Turin side.

However, all of that amounts to just 724 minutes of first team action for the club, an average of 34 minutes per match.

That figure seems to demonstrate that the player is firmly seen as an impact sub or squad player at the Allianz Stadium.

Despite being just 21-years old, Kulusevski has already won 20 caps for the Swedish men’s national team and scored one goal.

Unlike at club level, the winger is a regular starter for his country and has started four out of the last five games for Janne Andersson’s side in World Cup qualifying.

How much will Arsenal and Spurs have to pay to sign Dejan Kulusevski?

Earlier reports suggested that Juventus were willing to let the player leave but only if they could recoup the initial fee which was paid to Atlanta.

The most recent reports seem to reaffirm that stance from the Turin side, suggesting that it will cost upwards of £30 million to land the promising young winger.

That fee might be hiked up even further if a bidding war was to ensue between Arsenal and Spurs while Bayern Munich also appear to be in the mix and may have the financial muscle to comfortably outbid the Premier League teams.

What has been reported and will Dejan Kulusevski move in January?

Football Italia are suggesting that the player, who they have referred to as a “Juventus benchwarmer”, could be sold by the club next month.

The Italian publication also claim that Tottenham would be the “the most likely destination” due to the fact that current Spurs director of sport Fabio Paratici negotiated the Swede’s 2020 move from Atalanta to Juventus.

However, it appears that no formal approach has been made and the reported price tag could end up being enough to ward off any interest that the Premier League clubs may or may not have.