Bari have confirmed the interest of Arsenal in their defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Ranocchia. Bonucci, 22, and 21 year-old Ranocchia are attracting serious interest from several major clubs, including the Gunners.

Bari chief Giorgio Perinetti confirmed: "For the game (0-0) against AC Milan, Arsenal had a couple of scouts check on the central defensive pairing of Bonucci and Ranocchia.

"I guess it wasn't a wasted trip for them."

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