​Arsenal are interested in signing central defender Daniele Rugani from ​Juventus, with the Gunners reported to be lining up a £35m summer bid.

The Gunners have struggled for consistency at the back this season, haemorrhaging 46 goals in a Premier League campaign affected by a string of first team injuries, and poor form to key players.

According to CalcioMercato, ​Arsenal are eyeing up a move for 23-year-old Rugani, regardless of who takes over the vacant managerial position at the Emirates Stadium this summer. Arsene Wenger's departure after 22 years is expected to herald the beginning of a new era in north London, with the club's scouting team keen to press on with landing key targets in good time.

Benevento Calcio v Juventus - Serie A

Rugani has shown signs of promise with the Old Lady this season, but has been unable to cement a first-team place, despite making 22 appearances this campaign. With the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Benedikt Howedes and Medhi Benatia ahead of him in the pecking order, a move seems on the horizon should Rugani want regular action.

The ​Serie A leaders are apparently open to offers for Rugani, but are acutely aware of his stock and the interest in Europe for his services, fuelling rumours that a bid of at least £35m would be required to secure his services.

Rugani may opt to move on in the summer after ​Juve head coach Massimiliano Allegri seemingly confirmed his intention to remain in Turin, despite repeated links with a move to the ​Premier League.