According to reports, a second-tier club is now in discussions to sign a 66 million player

According to reports, a second-tier club is now in discussions to sign a 66 million player ...

Gremio, a Brazilian footballer, is reportedly interested in signing Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, who is said to be in discussions with Arsenal about a move.

Arthurs' former club according to Tuttosport have expressed an interest in the 25-year-old as Juventus prepares to sell him this summer, with the midfielder no longer a part of Massimilano Allegris' plans for the forthcoming season.

According to the report, AS Roma have since dropped their interest in Arthur following rumors that Jose Mourinho was interested in bringing him to the Italian capital, with Tuttosport also reporting that Arsenal's pursuit of the former FC Barcelona star has also slowed.

Reports stated earlier this week that Arsenal was in discussions to sign Arthur, with Edu Gaspar considering the midfielder in the January transfer window as a potential midfield option, though a settlement was never agreed upon, as Juventus reportedly only wanted a loan with an obligation to purchase.

Arthur has continued to hardly play for Juventus since then, and has recently been declared as not a travelling player for the clubs' pre-season tour of the United States, joining Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot in Turin for standard training.

A return to Gremio would be a fitting end to Arthurs' time with Juventus, but a deal might be impossible due to the fact that the Brazilian giants are now in the second tier after being relegated from the top flight last season, meaning the porto Alegre-based club would need a miracle to sign the midfielder.

Gremio would only sign Arthur if he halt Arsenal discussions and signs for free.

Everyone loves a football comeback, especially when it comes to a player who has left their previous club in disarray, yet for Arthur and Gremio, the current situation makes a reunion extremely difficult to imagine, unless the midfielder is willing to drop his wages and suspend negotiations with Arsenal, if they ever do.

Arthur is a gifted player, but after joining Juventus for 66 million, he has never looked close to playing like a player worth so much, and a return to Gremio where his career and his reputation began would be the appropriate next move for the 25-year-old.

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