Arsenal in summer battle for in-demand Italian

Juventus are among several Serie A clubs who are interested in Sheffield United striker and Arsenal target Diego de Girolamo, according to the Daily Star website.

He was born in Chesterfield but has been capped by Italy at Under 18 and Under 19 level.

Italian scouts saw him score in the recent friendly international against Germany and he has been recommended to Serie A leaders Juventus among others.

Italy’s national coaching staff rate De Girolamo highly, although he could still qualify for England.

The teenager has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blades this season but has been on the substitutes bench.

He has battled back to fitness this season after injuring a cruciate ligament playing for Italy U18s last year. He has also been watched by scouts from Arsena

It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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