Italian outlet calciomercato.com reported Juventus have withdrawn in the race to sign Tolisso after hearing his price tag has increased from £34 million to a staggering £52 million.
This plays into the Gunners’ favour as they may be more prepared to pay such a price for the midfielder, and Tolisso has previously hinted at leaving Lyon,
“I don’t know if I’ll be at Lyon next year. I want to play the Champions League and the World Cup. To be at the World Cup, you have to play the very, very big games. And you play big games in the Champions League.”
The 22-year-old’s apparent discontent at Lyon is well-chronicled.
Arsenal’s lack of UEFA Champions League football next season may, however, be a stumbling block in their bid to land transfer targets this summer with Europa League participation less of a lure.