Juventus could revisit their interest in Thomas Partey in January as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who faces a lengthy doping ban.

Tutto Mercato Web reckons Juventus could rekindle their interest in €50 million Arsenal mainstay Thomas Partey in January. The Serie A giants might consider this move a priority after Paul Pogba was provisionally suspended for a doping controversy, with the Frenchman staring at a lengthy ban.

During the summer window, Arsenal pondered selling Thomas Partey until very late but decided against it. Mikel Arteta then described the Ghanaian as ‘super important’ to his team, and those comments came at a time when the media pressed about a potential sale of the midfielder.

Since the season started, Partey has played a key role as Arteta continues to select him as one of his primary midfielders. The arrival of Declan Rice hasn’t changed that, and the Ghanaian will likely play a major role in the team during the campaign.

There were Saudi clubs keen on the midfielder after the English window shut, but Arsenal may have rebuffed all approaches. The 30-year-old entered the final two years of his deal, and despite his value diminished, the Gunners refused to entertain a sale.

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Part of that could have been the offers they received, as Arsenal wanted around €50 million for the midfielder. No club made bids for that kind of money, with Juventus reportedly willing to offer only €18-20 million for the Arsenal mainstay.

With their asking price, the Gunners effectively priced Juventus out of a possible deal, and Partey remained at Arsenal. However, with recent developments in Turin, the Serie A giants could swing back in for the Ghanaian midfielder in January.

After a period of calm at the Allianz Stadium, the latest controversy involving Paul Pogba has rocked Juventus. The French midfielder tested positive for testosterone after a doping test on August 20 after their game against Udinese.

The outcome of the verdict on the Frenchman remains unclear as the authorities wait on a second sample. Juventus have provisionally suspended the midfielder. He stares at a lengthy ban ranging from 2-4 years.

Hence, the Serie A giants want Partey to replace Pogba in the team, but they may have to pay a hefty sum to tempt Arsenal into selling. The Gunners will again rebuff any approaches for the Ghanaian. An offer close to their €50 million asking price might change their stance.

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